Gurugram factory collapses during demolition, killing 2 workers – Reuters

By Express press service

NEW DELHI: An old factory collapsed during demolition in Gurugram on Monday, killing two workers and injuring as many, police said. The deceased were identified as Guddu (35) and Pratap (24), the injured are Ramakant (27) and Naresh (26), all residents of Fatehpur Chaurasi in Unnao district of Uttar Pradesh , they said.

According to the district administration, six workers were carrying out the demolition work on the three-storey building and were staying at the site. Gurugram Deputy Commissioner Nishant Kumar Yadav said two workers walked out while four were inside when the incident happened in Udyog Vihar Phase 1.

The building has been closed for six years and demolition work began a month ago, police said. A five-member investigative committee headed by subdivision magistrate Ravinder Yadav was formed and an investigation was opened, he said.

A Department of Labor team is collecting information and compensation will be paid to the injured and the families of those who died, he said. According to the police, the two floors of the factory had already been demolished and the incident occurred when the roof of the first floor collapsed. After getting information, the police team led by Deputy Police Commissioner (West) Deepak Civil Defense and Firefighters arrived at the scene and started the rescue operation.

The National Disaster Relief Force was also called in and the rescue operation was completed in over four hours. One of the workers died on the spot while another died in hospital. The exact reason for the collapse is under investigation, police said. “We are waiting for the families of the deceased and the FIR will be registered as per the declaration they made,” said Inspector Anil Kumar, station officer (Udyog Vihar).

NEW DELHI: An old factory collapsed during demolition in Gurugram on Monday, killing two workers and injuring as many, police said. The deceased were identified as Guddu (35) and Pratap (24), the injured are Ramakant (27) and Naresh (26), all residents of Fatehpur Chaurasi in Unnao district of Uttar Pradesh , they said. According to the district administration, six workers were carrying out the demolition work on the three-storey building and were staying at the site. Gurugram Deputy Commissioner Nishant Kumar Yadav said two workers walked out while four were inside when the incident happened in Udyog Vihar Phase 1. The building has been closed for six years and demolition work began a month ago, police said. A five-member investigative committee headed by subdivision magistrate Ravinder Yadav was formed and an investigation was opened, he said. A Department of Labor team is collecting information and compensation will be paid to the injured and the families of those who died, he said. According to the police, the two floors of the factory had already been demolished and the incident occurred when the roof of the first floor collapsed. After getting information, the police team led by Deputy Police Commissioner (West) Deepak Civil Defense and firefighters arrived at the scene and began the rescue operation. The National Disaster Relief Force was also called in and the rescue operation was completed in over four hours. One of the workers died on the spot while another died in hospital. The exact reason for the collapse is under investigation, police said. “We are waiting for the families of the deceased and the FIR will be registered as per the declaration they made,” said Inspector Anil Kumar, station officer (Udyog Vihar).

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