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One killed, seven injured in balcony collapse


Press Trust of India Kolkata
One person was killed and seven others were injured when a portion of a balcony of an old dilapidated warehouse in Chitpur area collapsed, a senior officer of Kolkata Police said Thursday.
The mishap happened late on Wednesday night when a portion of the balcony collapsed on the eight persons, standing beneath, the officer said.
When rushed to a nearby hospital, a woman identified as Manju Singh (54) succumbed to injuries while five others were undergoing treatment at different hospitals, he said adding that two others were released after preliminary treatment.
"It's a portion of a balcony measuring 8ft by 10ft of the labourers quarters on the first floor of an old dilapidated (G+1 storied) warehouse in the ground floor on Khagen Chatterjee Road. We have rescued other residents of the building safely," the officer added.

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First Published: Jan 31 2019 | 9:50 PM IST

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