11 construction workers die in wall collapse
At least 11 workers were killed when the protection wall at a construction site here collapsed due to heavy rains this afternoon, police said.
Thane: At least 11 workers were killed
when the protection wall at a construction site here collapsed
due to heavy rains this afternoon, police said.
Ten of them were buried alive at the site in Mira
Bhayander, a suburb of Mumbai, while another succumbed to
injures in a local hospital. An injured labourer was
undergoing treatment at the hospital, they said.
Relief and rescue operation has been launched by the
Fire Brigade and police with the help of locals.
Fire Brigade sources said they received a call around
2.30 pm about the incident and five fire engines were rushed
to the scene.
The workers had put up temporary huts at the site and
were taking rest inside when the protection wall fell on them,
It was not immediately known how many labourers were
present at the construction spot, being developed by Rizvi
Builders, they said.
The district has been receiving heavy rainfall since
the morning, flooding low-lying areas and disrupting traffic.