5 buried alive at construction site

  • By TOI
  • | Monday | 25th June, 2018

ITANAGAR: At least five people were buried alive when a retaining wall of an RCC building , which is under construction, collapsed on a labour barrack at Donyi Colony between the Ganga-Jully Road here on Sunday. "The retaining wall collapsed around 6am on Sunday morning because of incessant rainfall over the past two days," deputy commissioner Prince Dhawan said. All five were labourers at the construction site. All labourers hail from Biswanath Chariali in Assam 's Biswanath district.State police personnel, along with a State Disaster Response Force team at Chumpu and the C Company of the Itanagar-based National Disaster Response Force , undertook a rescue operation since 7.30am and were able to retrieve the bodies in the evening, the deputy commissioner said.


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