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Guj: 3 killed, 6 injured as overhead water tank collapses

Press Trust of India  |  Ahmedabad 

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.

"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.

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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First Published: Mon, August 12 2019. 14:55 IST