4 killed, several injured as roof of building collapses in Ludhiana

CM announces compensation of Rs 2 lakh each to the bereaved families

Tribune News Service

Ludhiana/Chandigarh, April 5

Four people were killed and several injured as the roof of a building collapsed at Baba Mukand Singh Naga on Daba Road here on Monday.

Deputy Commissioner Varinder Kumar Sharma and Commissioner of Police took stock of the situation after the under-construction roof of a factory collapsed.

NDRF, SDRF, MC and police teams are rescuing people.

Officials said 36 people were rescued and of them four had died. 

The deceased have been identified as Mustakeen and Sagar Kumar, both residents of Bihar, and Peechu and Imtiaz from Ludhiana.

Meanwhile, Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh announced compensation of Rs 2 lakh to the bereaved families.

“An under construction building collapsed today in Ludhiana under which 40 people were trapped. @NDRFHQ, SDRF & District Admin. have been working tirelessly. 36 people have been rescued, sadly 3 have lost their lives. We will give compensation of Rs2 lacs to the bereaved families,” Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh earlier tweeted.

Ten people are undergoing treatment at the Civil and Apollo hospitals. 

The construction work of the building was under way without permission. The factory owner was reportedly lifting the lintel level without the permission of the Municipal Corporation.

Workers of nearby factories said the lintel-lifting work had started around 4 am and the incident took place around 9.40 am. 

 

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