Tanmay Bhattacharya, Sting Newz Correspondent, Nadia: 2 labourers were killed and 8 others injured when a roof of a Municipal garage collapsed during its casting at around 3 pm. on Wednesday, a Krishnagar Municipality sources said. It happened at Jalkal area near to Krishnagar Bus stand in Nadia. All were taken to Shaktinagar hospital.
A 2000 squire feet garage for vehicles of Krishnagar Municipality was under construction. The casting of roof of first floor of the same was going on, on Wednesday. The collapse happened here.
The DM and SP Nadia, fire brigade, personnel of disaster management rushed the spot.
The killed workers were identified as Sahadeb Biswas (45) of Sambhunagar and Goutam Biswas (30) Shimultala in Nadia.
However, the removal of debris has been going on. The lights arranged for nocturnal works. While Municipal sources demanded that none is under the debris, the locals suspect that there may be more labourers under the debris.
Ashim Saha, Chairman of Krishnagar Municipality said, ” Contractor Khalil Mallik of Nadia Muragachha used inferior quality of bamboo for centering. He also used ply wood in place of wood for centering non technically. I had forbidden him on Tuesday not to cast with such preparation. But he violated the instruction. The guilty would be published. “
According to him, about 130 workers were engaged for the casting and total five were injured and. Two of them succumbed to death. He stressed that no one was under the debris.
While the removal of debris has been going on, a gathering of curious people was seen on spot at the evening too.