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5 Killed, several injured as under-construction building collapses in Maharashtra’s Pune

By Ruchi Upadhyay 
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Pune: Five workers died on spot several others were injured after the structure of an under-construction building in Maharashtra’s Pune collapsed late on Thursday night, police officials said.

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“Ten labourers who were working underneath a structure of iron rods got trapped after the structure suddenly collapsed on them,” said Sunil Gilbile, Chief Fire Officer.

The primary investigation suggested the collapse took place due to a lack of precautionary measures at the site.

“Five people have died on spot, two are critically injured while three have suffered minor injuries. The primary report suggests that precautionary measures are not in place at this site,” said Rohidas Pawar, Deputy Commissioner of Police, Pune Police.

The local MLA Sunil Tingre visited the spot to monitor the rescue and relief operation.

“I have come to know that construction on this site goes on for 24 hours continuously. So we have no idea for how long these labourers were working. They must be tired, which might have led to the mishap. Other labourers present here have informed me that the injured belong to Bihar,” he said.

The authorities launched a probe to investigate the reason behind the collapse.

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Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday took to Twitter to express condolences over the death of workers.
“Pained by the mishap at an under-construction building in Pune. Condolences to the bereaved families. I hope that all those injured in this mishap recover at the earliest,” PM Modi tweeted.

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