Three killed in Ghaziabad wall collapse

September 6th, 2008 - 9:55 pm ICT by IANS  

Ghaziabad, Sep 6 (IANS) Three members of a family, including a six-month-old child, were killed and two children were seriously injured Saturday when a wall of a multi-storey building collapsed on their hut in Ghaziabad, police said.The incident took place at about 2 a.m. when a storm hit Indirapuram area.

C.P. Singh, police officer of circle II, said that Sohguru Builders and Developers was constructing a nine-storey apartment complex in Gyan Khand-I in Indirapuram.

He said five floors were constructed during the last one week.

The labourers working on the project had made their huts near the site and Manik Lal’s hut was adjoining the wall. When the storm hit the area, the wall collapsed on Lal’s hut.

Lal (30), wife Triveni (28) and six-month-old Chandni died on the spot while Parvati, 6, and Satish, 5, sustained critical injuries. The two children were rushed to a private hospital where their condition was said to be stable.

Basanta, Lal’s neighbour, lodged a complaint with the police, alleging that the builder was in a hurry to raise the wall.

A criminal case has been registered against the builder and the contractor.

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