A police case has been registered, and further investigation is on.

Two workers killed after wall collapse during Hyderabad T-Hub phase-2 constructionImage for representation
news Accident Wednesday, January 25, 2017 - 07:32

Two migrant construction workers were killed and two others injured, after an under-construction wall of T-Hub's phase-2 building in Rai durgam collapsed on Monday night.

Stating that the incident came to light after one of the injured workers succumbed to his injuries in the early hours of Tuesday, the Deccan Chronicle also reported that the mishap occurred when a crane carrying ‘centering’ rods was reversing and accidentally hit the wall besides which the workers were working.

Quoting sources, the report adds that the crane was carrying a bundle of rods, which got loose and fell on the wall, which in turn, fell on the workers.

Following the collapse, the two workers, Ziyaul Ansari (22) and Dilip Kumar Yadav (40), were rushed to a nearby hospital, where the former was declared brought dead and the latter succumbed to his injuries late on Monday.

The police have booked a case against the construction company, KPC Constructions Limited, and stated that they had not taken adequate safety measures at the construction site. 

The cases have been booked under section 304-A of IPC, which deals with death due to negligence.

Following a post-mortem, the relatives of the deceased were informed and the bodies were handed over to them.

Further investigation in the case will go on.

Following the deaths, a blame-game reportedly ensued, between the Greater Hyderabad Municipal Corporation (GHMC) and the Industrial Area Local Authority (IALA)

"The area where the wall collapsed is under the IALA. We do not have any information about the constructions and the permissions accorded to it. We do not have any jurisdiction in this area," GHMC commissioner B Janardhan Reddy told the Times of India.

However, officials from the IALA claimed that it was not a structural fault that led to the collapse of the building, and they were not responsible to provide the compensation either.

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