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Delhi basement collapse: Toll at 11

December 24, 2005 21:01 IST
Last Updated: December 25, 2005 16:50 IST

Elevenpersons are feared killed as the basement of an under-construction building caved in Saturday evening at Jasola Vihar in south Delhi.

Three died immediately after the cave-in on Saturday. This happened 50 feet underground as rescuers were clearing rubble both manually and with machines.

"We have taken out two bodies from the debris, and can see three more," a fire fighter said on Saturday.

The cause of the collapse has beenthe weight of a large billboard strung across the under-construction building. Most of the trapped people were believed to be construction workers.

A team of 40 people, including police and fire brigade personnel, were engaged in rescue at the scene, police said.

Two injured people pulled out of the debriswere sent to hospital.

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Sub: five killed in delhi..

I,being a civil engineer,could clearly apprehend such an accident,had i been there,and must have ordered the contractor for taking precautionery measures by providing some scaffolding ...

Posted by raj

Sub: it must be jcb or some hurry of contractor to complete work hastily

jcb operators all over india mischiviously destroy the important telecom cables worth crores of rupees and not a single fir is registered in any of ...

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