One dead, three hurt in Delhi building collapse

A 30 year-old labourer was killed and three others were injured when an under-construction government building collapsed in south Delhi, police said on Thursday.

IANS| Last Updated: Jan 29, 2015, 14:56 PM IST

New Delhi: A 30 year-old labourer was killed and three others were injured when an under-construction government building collapsed in south Delhi, police said on Thursday.

All the four labourers were working in the basement of the under construction three-storey building when one portion of it collapsed, trapping all of them under the debris.

The incident took place in south Delhi's east Kidwai Nagar at around 9 am.

Police and officials of the fire department reached the spot and took all the injured to hospital, where Subodh Mandal died due to his injuries.

The other three have been admitted at the All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) where their condition is said to be out of danger.

The relatives of the dead and the injured protested near the building and alleged the contractor, who is on the run, used poor construction material.