New Delhi: About seven labourers were killed when a wall of an under-construction mall collapsed in Guntur of Andhra Pradesh on late Saturday night.
According to police, the incident happened while digging a 30-feet deep cellar for the multi-storey building at Lakshmipuram area.
Seven out of a total of eight workers, who were present there at the time of the incident, were buried under the debris.
Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister N Chandrababu Naidu went to the site to oversee the rescue efforts.
Rescue teams from the National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) and the Fire and Emergency Department rushed to the site.
Meanwhile, Labour Minister K Atchannaidu announces Rs 5 lakh compensation and Minister Ravella Kishore Babu Rs 15 lakh for kin of deceased.