Woman, 28, hit by falling brick, dies

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A 28-year-old woman was killed and her brother injured after cement bricks fell on them at an under-construction residential building at Kogilu Layout near Yelahanka on Saturday.

The victim, Mallamma, was a resident of Sampigehalli and a native of Kalaburagi, and was married to Mylari. The couple had four children.

Her brother Mallesh sustained severe head injuries and is being treated at a private hospital, police said.

According to the police, the incident occurred around 12.30 pm when the labourers were transporting bricks to the first floor by using a temporary lift.

A hollow brick fell on Mallamma and Mallesh while they were on the ground floor.

Mallamma sustained grievous head injuries and collapsed. She died on the spot. Mallesh was rushed to hospital, police said.

The Yelahanka police have registered a case of criminal negligence against the building owner, Mohammed Rafiq, and contractor (mason) Syed Shafiullah. Further investigations are underway.

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