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Nine labourers killed as under-construction building collapses in Pune

In a tragic accident, at least nine labourers were killed as a slab of an under-construction 13-storey building collapsed in Balewadi area here today, police said. The victims were working on the 13th floor

India TV News Desk, Pune [ Published on: July 29, 2016 17:51 IST ]
Nine labourers killed as building collapses in Pune
Image Source : PTI Nine labourers killed as building collapses in Pune

In a tragic accident, at least nine labourers were killed as a slab of an under-construction 13-storey building collapsed in Balewadi area here today, police said. 

The victims were working on the 13th floor of the under-construction residential building when the cement slab caved-in, Deputy Commissioner of Police, (zone-III), B Teli said. 

He said the rescue operation is underway. 

As per a fire brigade officer, the incident occurred in the building, named 'Pride Express', at around 11 am. 

"Our personnel are removing the debris to see whether more people are trapped inside," he said. 

Around 13-14 labourers were working at the site at the time of the mishap. 

Police are trying to get information about the building owner and contractor among others. 

Further details are awaited.

(With PTI inputs)

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