Construction site caves in near AIIMS in Delhi, 2 killed

At least two persons were killed while three others sustained severe injuries when a construction site caved in near OPD bloack of AIIMS in New Delhi. 

Last Updated: Mar 09, 2016, 15:44 PM IST
Construction site caves in near AIIMS in Delhi, 2 killed

New Delhi: At least two persons were killed while three others sustained severe injuries when a construction site caved in near OPD bloack of AIIMS in New Delhi, according to ANI report.

The incident took place around 1 pm today when few labourers working at the site near the mortuary of All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) were taking rest.

Suddenly, a mound of earth caved in, leaving all labourers trapped, a senior official said.

The police, fire department and other agencies were informed and a rescue operation was launched. Teams of National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) also rushed to the spot.

As per the report, two workers have been brought out dead, while three workers were rescued from the site and were given medical aid.

Several workers are still believed to be trapped inside the debris.

Rescue operation is underway and further details are awaited.

(With agency inputs)