Boy killed in building collapse in Assam

Last Updated: Wednesday, February 20, 2013 - 19:35

Guwahati: A 12-year-old boy was killed on Wednesday when an old building collapsed at Maligaon area here, police said.

A group of local children were playing inside an old vacant building at Sakuntala colony when the structure collapsed at around 5 PM, they said.

Jibon Das (12) died on the spot after he was trapped under the debris when the ceiling of the building collapsed.

Locals rushed to the spot immediately and launched a rescue operation. However, other children were not hurt.

The building is more than 50 years old and has been unoccupied for a long time. It was earlier used as a workshop by the Railways.

PTI



First Published: Wednesday, February 20, 2013 - 19:35
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