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Pune: Nine killed, several injured after under-construction building collapses

Speed News Desk | Updated on: 29 July 2016, 13:58 IST

At least nine people have reportedly been killed and several others injured after being buried under rubble when an under construction building collapsed in Balewadi area near Pune, on 29 July.

The labourers working on the 13th floor of the building fell after a cement slab collapsed. Eight of them reportedly died on the spot, while some were buried under the debris.

Fire tenders have been rushed to the spot and rescue operation is underway.

According to PTI, 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," a fire brigade officer at the spot told PTI.

Meanwhile, the police are trying to obtain more information about the building owner and contractor, among others.

First published: 29 July 2016, 13:58 IST
 
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