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Telangana: 5 workers die after falling from 10th floor of building

Press Trust of India  |  Hyderabad 

Five labourers died and another injured Thursday after they fell off the tenth floor of an under construction building in Keesara near here, police said.

The incident occurred at around 11.30 am when the construction work of houses under the Telangana government's double bedroom housing project at Rampally village was underway, they said.

Six workers, hailing from West Bengal and Bihar in the age group of 18-33, were engaged in centring work at the under construction building when the scaffolding suddenly collapsed and all of them fell down, police said.

While five of them died, another worker is undergoing treatment at a hospital, they added.

Greater Hyderabad Municipal Corporation (GHMC) Mayor B Rammohan announced an ex-gratia of Rs 15 lakh each to the family members of the deceased.

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First Published: Thu, January 31 2019. 17:50 IST