Noida: 2 labourers die after basement wall of a four-storey building collapses
Two men died after a wall collapsed in the basement of a four-storey building in Noida Sector 2 on Monday evening.
One of the victims was identified as Atum Das (45) -- a resident of West Bengal, and the second person is yet to be identified, said police.
Kumar Ranvijay Singh, additional deputy commissioner of police, Noida, said that the incident took place at Block A in Sector 2 -- under the jurisdiction of Sector 20 police station -- at 8pm on Monday.
“There is a four-storey building in which three workers were engaged in some construction work in the basement. A portion of a wall in the basement suddenly collapsed, in which two workers were injured,” Singh said.
Security guards of the building, and the third worker raised an alarm, and informed the police about the incident. The two injured workers were taken to a nearby private hospital where doctors declared them dead.
Singh said that a contractor named Rajan had engaged the labourers into the construction works. “Rajan and the third worker have fled the spot. We will register a case soon, and investigate the matter,” he said.
The two bodies have been sent for a post-mortem and reports are awaited, Singh said.