The News Scroll 10 March 2017  Last Updated at 11:24 am | Source: PTI

1 killed, 16 injured as under-construction building collapses

1 killed, 16 injured as under-construction building collapses

1 killed, 16 injured as under-construction building collapses

Bhopal, Mar 10 (PTI) A labourer was killed and 16 other workers were injured when an under-construction building of a police training academy collapsed in Bhopal district.

The third floor of the building of Central Academy of Police Training, the construction of which was going on for last three months at Kanhasaiya locality on the city outskirts, collapsed suddenly late last evening during beam laying work.

The two floors below it also came crashing down, trapping the labourers working there under the debris, Superintendent of Police, Bhopal (south), Siddharth Bahuguna said.

A labourer, identified as Matlu Koda (35), was seriously injured in the mishap. He died on way to hospital, the SP said.

Sixteen other labourers, including three women, were pulled out of the debris and admitted in hospital for treatment of their injuries, he said.

The SP said that a case will be registered against the company involved in the building's construction.

Meanwhile, Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan expressed grief over the incident.

He announced an ex-gratia of Rs 2 lakh to the kin of the deceased labourer.

He also promised an assistance of Rs 50,000 each to the seriously injured persons and Rs 25,000 to those who suffered minor injuries, a state Public Relations officer said.

New Delhi, Mar 10 (PTI) A six-year-old boy was killed while his 8-year-old brother was injured this evening when a wall collapsed on them at Puthkhurd village in Bawana area.

The two were playing near their home at Kartik Vatika in Bawana when a dilapidated wall nearby collapsed. Both of them were trapped under it, police said.

The boys were rushed to a hospital where Ashish was declared brought dead by the doctors while his brother Dilkush suffered a fracture in his left leg and is undergoing treatment, police said.

Police said that the dilapidated wall had further grown weak due to rains and suddenly collapsed giving no chance to the children to escape.

The body was sent for post mortem and a case has been registered. The children belonged to a poor family and their parents worked as labourers.

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