In a freak accident, a wall adjacent to a petrol bunk on Kanteerava Studio Main Road in Nandini Layout, collapsed on to the facility, leaving two employees seriously injured while a customer suffered bruises on Thursday afternoon. The staff of the Indian Oil petrol bunk alleged that the mishap was caused by improper levelling of the soil near the wall.
According to the bunk staff, the wall was built three years ago on a vacant area behind the fuel station. “Private truck drivers wanted to park their vehicles in the area but the earth was uneven and there were plants in the area. So, they made it even and dumped mud on one side of the ground below which the wall is located. Unable to withstand the mud’s weight, the wall collapsed,” an employee claimed.
Thursday’s mishap occurred around 12.15pm. A mango tree and an electric pole also collapsed along with the wall. The pole fell on Rasool (25), a bunk employee, as he was filling air in the tyres of vehicles. Rasool is at the Hosmat Hospital ICU. “He was brought in at 2:30 pm with a complicated fracture on his right thigh bone. He will undergo surgery on Friday,” isaid Dr Ajith Benedict Royan, vice-president of Hosmat Hospital. Chandrashekar (50), who had been an attendant with the bunk for the past 12 years, was about to fill petrol in a vehicle when a section of the wall fell on him. Dr Puttaraju, resident medical officer, Raksha Hospital, told Express that Chandrashekar suffered a pelvic fracture and would be confined to bed for at least five months.
Chandrashekar’s nephew Sanjay Kumar said that he was the only earning member of his family, who lived at Yeshwanthpur. “The doctors told that we have to be in the hospital for next six days,” he added.
Vijay Raj Urs (58), a retired employee with private firm and a resident of Krishnananda Nagar in Nandini Layout, sustained a deep cut on his right leg in the mishap.
RMC yard police registered a case and are investigating.