Ten persons were killed and six injured when a hotel building at Indore, about 195 km from Bhopal, capital of Madhya Pradesh, collapsed after a vehicle hit its façade on Saturday night, according to media reports.
The incident occurred at around 1550 GMT after a speeding auto rammed into the building in Indore city.
People remove the debris as they search for survivors at the site of a collapsed hotel building in Indore, India, March 31, 2018.
Mr. Chouhan has announced a compensation of Rs. 2 lakh each, for the families of those who died and Rs. 50,000 each, for those who have been injured.
The building, located near a bus stand in the crowded Sarwate locality of the city, is said to have been very old. "But its owner had tried to make it look spic and span by keeping it well painted and decorated from outside". Soon after the collision, the building collapsed, leaving seven dead and three critically injured.
The civic body was trying to find out as to how much illegal construction had been done in the premises by its owner, said Mr Singh. The auto had crashed into a weight-bearing pillar of the structure, according to Divisional Commissioner Sanjay Dubey. A magisterial inquiry has also been ordered into the incident.
Following the collapse, there was a huge cloud of dust and debris in the area, as per the footage.
Up to five people may still be trapped under the rubble, said Nishant Warwade, the district collector.
"The deceased include two women".