36-yr-old worker from Bihar killed after collapse of a tent in Sector 40
A 36-year-old labourer died on Saturday afternoon after a tent collapsed on him in Block-Q of Sector 40, said the police. The worker was engaged in setting up a tent for a night-long Jagran (a religious musical gathering).
The police said the tent was so heavy that it took more than half an hour to rescue the victim who was severely injured. He later died at the accident spot.
The deceased has been identified as Rajesh Kumar of Madhubani in Bihar. His family lived in Bihar. The police have informed the family members. A post-mortem examination will be conducted after they reach the city, said the police.
The residents of the area informed the police control room, following which a team from Sector 40 police station went to the spot and called a crane to remove the tent.
“The victim was already dead by the time our team reached the spot. The tent was removed with the help of crane and police personnel. His body was sent to the Civil Hospital,” said Shamsher Singh, assistant commissioner of police (crime).
The residents had organised the night-long Jagran on Saturday night and had given the task of setting up the tent to a contractor who had sent labourers on Saturday morning. While the deceased was fixing the curtain, the tent collapsed leaving him injured, said the police.
Singh said residents tried to remove the tent. However, despite several attempts, they failed to do so. Finally, the police were informed.