BANGALORE: Three labourers were killed and two others sustained severe injuries when the compound wall of a building under construction collapsed on them at Bommasandra Industrial Area in Hebbagudi on Hosur Road on Saturday morning. The negligence of the builder and the substandard work being carried out using spurious materials are said to be the reasons for the tragedy.
The deceased, Sameer (28), Panchu Gopal (36) and Shankar (19) of West Bengal, had come to the city three years ago. They all were staying in a shed at Bommasandra, police said.
The incident took place around 11.30 am when eight labourers were constructing the compound wall at a building site belonging to Deccan Enterprises. The wall, which was being built to a height of about 30 foot, collapsed on Sameer, Panchu and Shankar who were working at the site. Sameer was buried alive under the debris and Panchu and Shankar were caught inside in it. The other labourers at the spot alerted the Fire and Emergency Services Department and the police, who rushed to the spot. They took out Panchu and Shankar and rushed them to a nearby hospital, where they succumbed later. The injured, Chotu and Chinna, were also rushed to a government hospital. They are recovering now, the police said.
A senior officer of the department said the engineers and the contractors had not taken any precautionary measures during work. Hebbagodi police have registered a case of negligence against the mason, the contractor and the site owner Zameer.