Two dead, 4 injured as shopping complex caves in

Last Updated: Wednesday, September 9, 2009 - 20:46

Faridabad: Two persons were killed and at
least four others injured when an under construction
three-storey shopping complex collapsed this afternoon in this
satellite township of the national capital.

Several others are also feared trapped inside the debris
of the `City Centre` which collapsed at around 12.45 pm,
Deputy Commissioner Praveen Kumar said. The complex is
located in New Industrial Township (NIT) Market No. 1.

Sources said repair work was going on in the top floor of
the building and heavy machines were installed there.

Asked whether the reason for the collapse was the
installation of a heavy generator on top of the building,
Kumar said, "It could be."

According to Kumar, two people working in the shopping
complex were killed while at least three others were injured
in the incident.

"We took out five people from the debris. Two were dead
while three others are in hospital undergoing treatment. Some
others are feared trapped inside the debris," he said.

Meanwhile, police in Faridabad said another person was
also injured in the incident. All injured are admitted to the
government civil hospital here.

They have also identified Gurinder Singh Ahuja as the
owner of the building.

The debris clearance operations at the collapse site are

Bureau Report

First Published: Wednesday, September 9, 2009 - 20:46

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