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4 killed, 5 hurt as shuttering of under-construction building collapses in Noida

Press Trust of India  |  Noida 

Four labourers were killed and five more severely injured when temporary iron fixtures around an under-construction multi-storey private building on the Noida-Expressway collapsed Sunday, police said.

The incident occurred at private firm BPTP's 18-storey 'Capital City' in Sector 94 when the shuttering (temporary fixtures built of iron) came crashing down in the morning, the police said.

A said prima facie, it appears that the shuttering was hit by a tractor-trolley carrying construction material, which led to the incident but the cause is yet to be ascertained.

"Nine people were injured when the shuttering of the building collapsed. Four of them have died, while five others have been hospitalised," Senior of Police, Gautam Buddh Nagar, said.

An FIR has been registered at the Sector 39 police station, under whose jurisdiction the building is located, police said.

The deceased have been identified as tractor-troller and workers Karan, and Ramvijay, they said.

The injured, Ajay, Shadaab, Mahesh, Nisaarul and Ashok, are undergoing treatment at local hospitals, they added.

The city administration has assured compensation to the families of the victims, pending probe into the matter, even as a told that workers, who were fixing windows and tiles on the building on Sunday morning using the shuttering, allegedly did not have safety harness.

said it has been reported that a connecting pin on the shuttering was loose which caused the structure to collapse when the tractor hit it but exact details would be known after the probe.

"Police are probing the matter and after that, due compensation will be given to the families of the victims as per the Wages Act," he said.

"The labourers were wearing helmets but they were working without any safety harness," a said.

Meanwhile, group said the work at the site was being undertaken and supervised by M/s Ahulawalia Contractors (I) Ltd, and all the statutory compliances were also being done by them, including health and safety issues.

The project is managed by M/s Mott MacDonald, a multinational project management company, who have appointed a designated at site, the group said in a statement.

"As informed by Ahluwalia Contracts, the incident occurred when the tractor trolley carrying sand hit the shuttering material. As we understand, they are already in touch with the authorities concerned regarding the incident," Rohit Mohan, for BPTP, said.

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First Published: Sun, October 07 2018. 19:30 IST