30-year-old dies, 10 workers injured after under-construction building collapses in Katpadi

An under-construction school building in Katpadi near Vellore collapsed on Thursday, trapping nine workers under it, while six others who were on its roof escaped with no injuries.

Published: 13th April 2017 05:56 PM  |   Last Updated: 13th April 2017 07:27 PM   |  A+A-

The under construction building that collapsed and injured 11 workers | EPS

By Express News Service

VELLORE: As many as, 11 persons were injured after an under construction, high roof for the portico of a building, collapsed at Korathangal village near Katpadi on Thursday. One of them, Bhakiyaraj, 30, succumbed to his injuries after he was taken to CMC Vellore.

The incident took place at around 3.30 p.m, at an under construction of school building at Tiruvalam road, on the outskirts of Vellore city. 

Around six workers were on the top of high roof, while nine persons were working under it. While the workers were on top of the roof and carrying cement mixture, it collapsed and trapped nine persons under it.

Six workers escaped without any injuries, while six others were seriously injured. They were rushed to the Government Vellore Medical college hospital. The remaining five were admitted at a private hospital in Vellore. 

"The roof of the portico, which was built to the height of 20 feet, was not supported by iron pillars," workers who rescued from the building told Express. 

The school is being built by the management of  Pincushion Montessori international school of Vellore.

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