A man was killed and at least 15 others sustained injuries when the Central Academy for Police Training (CAPT) in Kanhasaiya area of Bhopal, which is under construction, collapsed on Thursday night.
Bhopal superintendent of police, Siddharth Bahuguna, confirmed the incident.
“The rescue operation has been completed. In the accident, one died and three were seriously injured.”
According to police sources, the deceased was identified as Matlu Koda, a resident of Chhattisgarh. He reportedly died on the spot.
The Bilkhiriya police and a team of the National Disaster Response Force carried out rescue operations for about two hours.
All the victims are residents of Chhattisgarh who had come to Bhopal to work as labourers. They had been residing in the building.
Bhopal, MP: Under construction building of Central Academy for Police Training collapses;1 dead,15 injured (1 critical); many feared trapped pic.twitter.com/tY8ISs0j62— ANI (@ANI_news) March 9, 2017
A labourer, Chini Lal, said the double storeyed building collapsed all of a sudden, alleging it was due to the poor construction materials being used.
Chief minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan announced an ex-gratia payment of Rs 2 lakh to next to kin of the deceased and Rs 50,000 each to those seriously injured.