BENGALURU: Two more labourers who were injured in Sunday’s wall collapse succumbed on Monday, bringing the toll to five.
Three workers, Dulal (23), Shankar Mondal (37) and Tutal Mondal (23), were buried alive and nine injured when a compound wall collapsed on their sheds at Chokkanahalli at Yelahanka following heavy rain. Police have registered a case of negligence against four people, including an engineer and the owner of RR Constructions.
The labourers who died on Monday were identified as Ajith Pradhan (46) and Mithun (19). According to police, at least 200 labourers from Jharkhand, West Bengal and Odisha were brought to the city for the construction of a residential apartment. The labourers were staying in temporary sheds adjacent to the under-construction building. Preliminary investigations revealed that they were neither provided with safety gear at work nor a secure shelter to live in, according to DCP (North-East) Vikas Kumar.
Sanjeeva Raju of RR Constructions said, “We are taking the responsibility of giving proper compensation to the families of the victims.”