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Overhead water tank collapses in Guj, 3 killed, 6 injured


Ahmedabad, Aug 12: Three people were killed and six others injured when an overhead water tank collapsed on workers of a food catering unit in Ahmedabad on Monday, officials said.

The mishap took place in Bopal area of the city which received heavy rains last week. The over two-decade old water tank installed overhead on a civic land crashed on some people working in the catering unit located on an adjacent plot, a police official said. Following the incident, the nine victims were rushed to Sola Civil Hospital.

Overhead water tank collapses in Guj, 3 killed, 6 injured

"Three of them were brought dead, while six others are undergoing treatment. The condition of two of them is critical," the hospital's medical superintendent R M Jitiya said.

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Ahmedabad Collector Vikrant Pandey said a committee has been formed to investigate the incident.

"The water tank was constructed by the municipality in 1997. It collapsed due to sinking of soil. A probe has been ordered and action will be taken accordingly," he said.

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