9 labourers injured as slab of building collapses

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Vijayawada, Oct 13 (UNI) Nine labourers, including three women, engaged in the demolition work of an old dental college building here, were injured when a slab on the first floor of the building collapsed on them today.

City police Commissioner K V Rajendranath Reddy told UNI that police and fire brigade personnel removed them after they were trapped under the debris. They were later shifted to Government General Hospital here.

He said seven people received multiple injury while the rest saffered fractures.

The first floor of the three-storeyed building was being demolished after the Andhra Pradesh State Road Transport Corporation had given the land for constucting a shopping complex, he added The clearing of debris was continuing with the help of cranes to find out if any one was still trapped under it, the Police Commissioner added.


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