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 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.
First Published: May 15, 2016 07:51 IST