At least seven construction workers were killed after a landslip at a building construction site in Guntur city of Andhra Pradesh, about 35-km from Vijayawada, late on Saturday night.
Police sources said the mishap occurred when a 30-feet deep cellar was being dug for a proposed multi-storey building at Lakshmipuram in Guntur.
Eight workers were said to be on the spot when there was a sudden landslip, trapping them inside, the police said.
AP Assembly Speaker Kodela Sivaprasada Rao, MLAs Alapati Rajendra Prasad, N Anand Babu, district Collector Kantilal Dande and other officials rushed to the spot.
Chief Minister N Chandrababu Naidu asked his deputy N China Rajappa, who holds the Home portfolio, to rush to Guntur and oversee the rescue efforts, official sources said.