Ahmedabad, Jan 28 (Agencies): A five-storey newly-constructed building collapsed in Gujarat’s capital on Friday morning killing five people including a woman and injuring 13 others. The mishap further led to the partial collapse of two adjoining buildings as well. 

The incident occurred on early Friday when the building tilted to one side, crushing two adjoining old residential buildings and affecting two others as well. Many people were sleeping around 7.30 a.m. when the collapse took place.

While six people have been admitted for treatment of fractures, seven others are being treated in the outpatient department.

"Fire brigade personnel extricated five bodies from the debris and rescued over a dozen people. A fire brigade volunteer was among the injured who have been admitted to the V.S. Municipal Hospital," Additional Chief Fire Officer Rajesh Bhatt said.

The building, called 'President' is said to be constructed illegally in Kalupur area of the densely-populated old walled city.

"The building had apparently been constructed on an old one and was a matchbox-type structure that tilted due to a faulty foundation," witnesses who live in the area said.

Fire brigade personnel who rushed to the area had a tough time working in the extremely narrow and serpentine lanes of the densely congested old walled city.

Municipal Commissioner IP Gautam has ordered an enquiry to be conducted by the chief engineer of the civic body. "The builder will be made liable. He will have to pay compensation to those whose houses have been affected," he said.