Worker killed, 5 injured in wall collapse

Worker killed, 5 injured in wall collapse

One worker died and five others injured when a wall of a building undergoing repair work collapsed near Tewar Khan Masjid, in Old Delhi’s Lahori Gate collapsed.

The deceased has been identified as Mukarram, 23, a resident of Asompur, Bataoli Village, Uttar Pradesh.

He was working in the basement of the building when the wall collapsed.

The incident took place around 4:45 pm. According to the residents of the building, it was under repairmen for the past 4-5 days and the builder had undertaken work of the basement of the building.

The residents claimed that they had written various complaint letters against the work to the police, sub divisional magistrate and various other authorities but nobody paid any attention.

The builder’s workers were working in the basement when the wall collapsed after which residents of the area rushed to their help.

“Around 4-5 people were also injured, the police was immediately informed about the incident after which one PCR van reached the spot. He was shifted to the nearest hospital,” said Asif Ali, a resident.

Mukarram was shifted to the nearest hospital and he was declared brought dead by the doctors.

A case has been registered against the builder and the police are investigating the case.

“We have registered a case under the appropriate sections of IPC and are investigating into the matter,” said a police officer.

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