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After bridge collapse, false ceiling of CWG venue falls

PTI  New Delhi, September 22, 2010
First Published: 13:24 IST(22/9/2010) | Last Updated: 17:24 IST(22/9/2010)

A small portion of a false ceiling at the main Commonwealth Games venue of Jawaharlal Nehru stadium complex here today fell, causing more embarrassment to the organisers and the government a day after the collapse of an under-construction foot overbridge.

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Two-three tiles fell this morning from the ceiling of the stadium where the weightlifting event is scheduled to be held, police sources said. No one was injured in the incident. The tiles measures 2 ft by 2 ft.

This is the second incident of collapse in the past three days inside the stadium complex.

On Monday, a canopy collapsed in which two police personnel, including an Additional Deputy Commissioner of Police, suffered minor injuries.

In another incident which took place yesterday outside the complex, an under-construction foot overbridge collapsed when labourers were engaged in work. 27 labourers were injured.

The Centre, the Delhi government and the CWG Organising Committee are under attack for the pace of preparations for the Games.

When contacted, a senior fire official claimed that they were told by Delhi Disaster Management Authority that a mock drill was taking place at the stadium and there was no incident of tiles falling from the ceiling.

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