2 Labourers killed, one injured in roof collapse

2 Labourers killed, one injured in roof collapse

The roof that collapsed during the demolition at Tigalarapalya, Peenya 2nd Stage, on Thursday.

Two labourers were killed while one sustained injuries after a partially demolished roof of a single-floor commercial building collapsed over them on Thursday evening in Peenya II Stage.

The deceased have been identified as Shankar (35) and Lakshman (60), both of them residents of Thigalarpalya. The injured, Mallappa, a native of Raichur, has been admitted to a private hospital near Sunkadkatte and is undergoing treatment, the police said.

According to the police, the incident happened around 3.15 pm, when the three labourers were demolishing the ground floor, which earlier housed shops on the Thigalarpalya main road.

They had left a wall without demolishing it adjacent to the road, so that it acted as a compound wall, the police said. The wall also had a partially demolished roof on it without any support. Around 3:15 pm, when the labourers were working underneath the roof, it collapsed over them.

While Shankar and Lakshman were trapped under the debris, Mallapa was pulled out by locals who came to the rescue. Mallappa suffered spinal injuries and several fractures. The locals informed the Fire and Emergency Services who rushed to the spot and retrieved two bodies out of debris.

The Byadrahalli police have booked the building owner, Prabhu, a resident of Rajajinagar, and charged him for death caused by criminal negligence. He was booked under IPC section 304-A, the police said. Further investigations are underway.