Wall collapse kills seven in Andhra

Wall collapse kills seven in Andhra

Submitted by alvin on Sun, 2016-05-15 09:12 Vijayawada(AP): At least seven people were killed after the collapse of a wall of an under construction mall, about 35 km from Vijayawada, in the Guntur city of Andhra Pradesh. Total of 8 workers were reportedly trapped and while one was rescued, the other seven lost their lives. The accident happened when a 30-feet deep cellar was being dug for a proposed multi-storey building at the Lakshipuram area in Guntur. While the work was under process, a sudden landslip occurred, trapping the workers inside. The district collector and other officials rushed to the accident site. Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister N Chandrababu Naidu also went to the site to oversee the rescue efforts. Rescue teams from the National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) and the Fire and Emergency Department rushed to the site. (ANI)