5 killed, 3 injured in wall collapse

Bangalore, Feb 2 (PTI) Five labourers were today killedand three others injured when a 25 ft under construction wallcollapsed at C K Palya near here, police said.

All the victims, who were daily wage workers, belonged toBihar. They were identified as Farooq (40), Rajiv (60), Sanjin(25), Raju (60) and Jugesh (40), they said.

"While their bodies were extricated within one and a halfhours, it took nearly five hours to clear the debris," policesaid.

Among the injured, two sustained head injuries and havebeen admitted to National Institute of Mental Health and NeuroSciences. The other person has been admitted to Sanjay GandhiHospital, they said.

Meanwhile, Minister for Energy Shobha Karandlaje visitedthe spot and announced a compensation of Rs one lakh each tothe kin of the deceased and Rs 25,000 each to the injured.

A preliminary report received by the police had put thetoll at six earlier.

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