Roof collapses, four die in Punjab

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Subhash Nagar, Jodhewal (Punjab), May 28 (ANI): Four persons were killed and eleven others injured as the roof of a building collapsed in Punjab.

The incident happened when the labourers were renovating the building.

Thousands of people gathered at the accident site to pull out the trapped labourers.

The Station House Officer of Police from Jodhewal, Gurpreet Singh said that the exact number of deaths couldn't be assumed as the debris was yet to be cleared.

"While the concrete roof was being pulled upwards, it fell down accidentally and 10 to 12 men came under it. Among them, three to four were fine, but rests are in critical condition. Locals are saying that there were 25 people as it is not clear. Until we clear the debris, we can't say anything," said Gurpreet Singh.

The injured were admitted immediately to a nearby civil hospital where the doctor informed that four labourers succumbed to their injuries while the rest are being treated.

"In our hospital, total 15 patients were brought in. among them three were already dead and one succumbed to his injuries after his arrival in hospital. Presently, there are 11 patients in the hospital," said Dr Harvinder Singh, Senior Medical Officer, LM Civil Hospital, Ludhiana.

The injured were given proper first aid in the hospital till the doctors arrived. (ANI)

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