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Delhi: Under-construction elevated road collapses, 3 injured

Three people including a labourer sustained injuries after a portion of an under-construction elevated road collapsed in outer Delhi's Pitampura on Thursday morning.

delhi Updated: Feb 12, 2015 14:20 IST
Mohit Sharma
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Three people including a labourer sustained injuries after a portion of an under-construction elevated road collapsed in outer Delhi's Pitampura on Thursday morning.

The incident took place during peak traffic hours at 11:15am, when an extended overhead pillar of the Mangolpuri-Madhuban Chowk elevated road fell on passing cars. "The pillar fell directly onto an i10 car which was underneath it. The car had two passengers who suffered injuries," said Bhim Singh, a redident of the area.

According to police officials, two of those injured have been identified as Sanjay Bajuria and his wife, Vedika Bajuria. "The couple were inside the car and sustained injuries. Apart from them, a labourer, Bechain Singh, present at the site also sustained injuries," said DCP Outer Vikramjeet Singh.

The injured were rushed to Jaipur Golden hospital in Rohini and are currently reported to be under going treatment.

Police officials claim that while no construction work was during the time of mishap, the true cause of the incident would only be ascertained after an investigation.

"We have registered a case of negligence and the investigation is on," Singh added.

Sources claim that the construction work of the road had been allotted to a Mumbai-based firm, which is being contacted for further investigation. "We are also probing the cause of the mishap. Quality of construction, the material used and technical points will also be probed," said an official of Public Works Department.