Six labourers had been killed and 10 others injured after the wall of an under-construction manufacturing facility collapsed in Rajasthan’s Jodhpur district on Tuesday night, police mentioned.
Search and rescue operations are underway as some extra labourers are feared trapped beneath the particles, they mentioned.
Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot expressed grief over the lack of lives within the incident.
Extra Deputy Commissioner of Police (West) Umesh Ojha mentioned the incident occurred in Section II of Basni Industrial Space.
“Within the night, between 5:30 and 6:00 PM, a wall of the manufacturing facility immediately collapsed. There was a loud sound and about 15 labourers had been buried beneath the particles,” he mentioned.
In the course of the rescue operation, the our bodies of six labourers had been pulled out from the rubble. Ten labourers, who had been injured, had been rushed to the hospital. They’re present process therapy at Mathura Das Mathur Hospital and AIIMS, he mentioned.
Ojha mentioned not one of the victims has been recognized to date. A few of them are mentioned to have come from different districts and dealing beneath a contractor.
“We might additionally look into the matter with regard to any negligence by the civil contractor and register a case towards him accordingly,” he mentioned.
Administration and police officers are supervising the rescue operation. Lighting preparations have been made to facilitate the operation at night time.
In a tweet in Hindi, Gehlot mentioned the information in regards to the loss of life of labourers was “extraordinarily unlucky”.
The state authorities has introduced an ex-gratia of Rs 2 lakh for the households of every of the deceased. The probe into the matter has been handed over to the divisional commissioner, Jodhpur.