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Posted at: Feb 12, 2018, 1:08 AM; last updated: Feb 12, 2018, 1:09 AM (IST)

Five injured in building collapse

Reason said to be the lack of pillars inside under-construction structure

Gagandeep Sharma

Tribune News Service

Bathinda, February 11

An under-construction building collapsed at Arjan Nagar here today. Five workers, including a woman, were trapped under the debris.

Local residents and volunteers of NGOs reached the spot and removed the debris. Subsequently, all five injured were taken to the Civil Hospital. Their condition is said to be stable.

Police force led by DSP (City-1) Devinder Singh and Canal Colony police station SHO Devender Singh also reached the spot.

The police have sought the record of the building from the Municipal Corporation, Bathinda.

The injured have been identified as Rakesh Kumar, a resident of Kheta Singh Basti, Kamir Singh, a resident of Goniana Mandi, Jagseer Singh, a resident of Gobindpura, all three masons, Kalpana, a resident of Udia Colony, and Ram Avtar, a resident of Arjan Nagar.

According to sources, Amit Kumar Goyal, a resident of Arjan Nagar, was getting a godown constructed for his bakery.

The incident occurred when masons, along with labourers, were working on the first floor.

Suddenly, walls and the shed collapsed. Five out of 13 workers engaged there got trapped inside.

The debris was removed in around 20 minutes and they were rescued. Sources said there were no pillars inside the building that collapsed apparently due to lack of support.

The police also called the building owner Amit Goyal and contractor Nahar Singh for investigation.

SHO Devender Singh said they had asked for the record from the MCB and they would soon record the statements of the injured, following which they would decide the future course of action.

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