Ghaziabad building collapse: Injured labourers say were forced to work despite crack

Prime News, National (New Delhi), July 23:- At least two people were killed and many injured when an under-construction five-storey building in Ghaziabad’s Dasna came crashing down on Sunday. Most of the injured are labourers who were working at the site and have said that the builder had forced them to carry on with the daily schedule despite a visible crack appearing in the building.

News agency ANI quoted one of the injured labourers as saying that a crack had appeared in one of the building columns early in the morning and that the matter was reported to the builder. “He told us to fill the crack with cement and forced us to continue. We were working on the upper floor, the column on the ground floor must have collapsed on the ground floor,” said an injured woman.

An NDRF team and a dog squad were rushed to the site shortly after the building collapsed. Search and rescue operations began soon after with people trapped under the debris being removed with extreme caution. (MR, Inputs: Agencies).

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