CHANDIGARH: Six labourers were killed today and several others trapped when a two-storey building caved-in during construction work in its basement here, police said.
The incident happened in the city's Sector 26, near grain market, when a portion of an under construction wall of the building's basement caved in, they said, adding that it led to collapse of entire building.
Building collapses in Sector-26 in Chandigarh. Two people dead. Rescue ops underway pic.twitter.com/gLtPZN1u4k— ANI (@ANI_news) December 28, 2015
Six labourers working in the building were killed and rescue teams have pulled out at least 12 workers from the rubble and shifted them to a local hospital, they added.
Efforts were still on to rescue around eight labourers believed to be buried under the debris, police said, adding the area has been cordoned off.