Six dead after India liquor shop collapses

2015-12-28 20:38


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Chandigarh- A two-storey liquor store collapsed on Monday killing six labourers in northern India, police said, the latest deadly accident to highlight shoddy construction standards in the country.

The building in Chandigarh city crumbled as construction workers in an adjoining plot were digging a basement, triggering the wall of the liquor store to cave in.

"Six people are confirmed dead and 11 have been injured. They have been taken to hospital for treatment," said Chandigarh's senior superintendent of police, Sukhchain Singh Gill.

He added that no one else was feared trapped after rescuers helped by residents plucked out survivors using shovels and bare hands to shift mangled heaps of steel and concrete.

In July, seven people died when a three-storey building collapsed in heavy rains in Mumbai just a year after an 11-storey apartment tower in Tamil Nadu came crashing down killing 61 people, mostly labourers.

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