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7 dead as wall of under-construction building collapses in Andhra

Police sources said the mishap occurred when a 30-feet deep cellar was being dug for a proposed multi-storey building at Lakshmipuram in the city.

india Updated: May 15, 2016 07:53 IST
Seven workers were killed when the wall of an under-construction building in Guntur, Andhra Pradesh, on May 14, 2016.
Seven workers were killed when the wall of an under-construction building in Guntur, Andhra Pradesh, on May 14, 2016. (ANI)

Seven workers were killed after the wall of an under construction building collapsed in Andhra Pradesh’s Guntur on Saturday night, reports ANI.

Police sources said the mishap occurred when a 30-feet deep cellar was being dug for a proposed multi-storey building at Lakshmipuram in the city.

Eight workers were said to be on the spot when there was a sudden landslip, trapping them inside, the police said.

Police could extricate the body of one worker from the site.

AP assembly speaker Kodela Sivaprasada Rao, MLAs Alapati Rajendra Prasad, N Anand Babu, district Collector Kantilal Dande and other officials rushed to the spot.

Chief Minister N Chandrababu Naidu asked his deputy N China Rajappa, who holds the Home portfolio, to rush to Guntur and oversee the rescue efforts, official sources said.