Two children killed in Agra building collapse

May 19th, 2009 - 5:45 pm ICT by IANS  

Agra, May 19 (IANS) Two children were killed and over a dozen people injured when the roof of a builder’s office collapsed at a construction site in Agra, police said Tuesday.
More than 40 labourers - both men and women - were working at the construction site on the Agra-Delhi national highway Monday evening when the incident occurred. Fire Brigade personnel rescued more than 35 labourers trapped in the debris.

Over a dozen children, men and women are critically injured, according to the police.

A case has been registered at the Sikandra police station against the builder. District authorities said compensation claims for the victims were being processed.

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