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42 labourers hurt as building collapses in Jamnagar IAF base
October 19, 2006 17:40 IST
Last Updated: October 19, 2006 18:28 IST
Forty-two labourers were injured, three of them critically, after a building inside the Indian Air Force base in Jamnagar district of Gujarat collapsed on Thursday, district officials said in Ahmedabad.
Rescue teams have evacuated at least 42 people from the debris while searches were on for more people feared trapped, Jamnagar District Resident Deputy Collector Ketan Thakker told PTI.
All the injured were labourers, he said.
The condition of three rescued persons was critical, Thakker said adding, that all the injured were admitted to a hospital.
"As of now, focus of the administration is to rescue those still trapped beneath the debris. The cause of the collapse is not yet known," he said.
Fire brigade personnel and medical teams were stationed at the collapse site to assist in the rescue operation, he added.
When contacted, IAF officials in Jamnagar said the labourers were injured when a roof of the under-construction building gave way.