One worker dies, 11 others sustain injuries after roof of under-construction building at Bhubaneswar airport collapses

  • One worker died, another injured after roof of under-construction building collapsed at Biju Patnaik International Airport in Bhubaneswar

  • Incident took place late on Friday night when labourers were engaged in construction of 6,000-square foot roof meant to link Terminal 1, Terminal 2 of airport

  • Around 10 other workers at the site also suffered minor injuries, a police officer said

Bhubaneswar: At least one worker died and another was injured after the roof of an under-construction building collapsed at the Biju Patnaik International Airport in Bhubaneswar, police said.

 One worker dies, 11 others sustain injuries after roof of under-construction building at Bhubaneswar airport collapses

Representational image. Reuters

The incident took place late on Friday night when the labourers were engaged in the construction of a 6,000-square foot roof meant to link Terminal 1 and Terminal 2 of the airport. The deceased has been identified as Anataryami Guru, the helper of a truck, while the injured worker is Nabakishore Swain, they said.

Around 10 other workers at the site also suffered minor injuries, a police officer said. Special Relief Commissioner PK Jena said Guru was rescued alive after personnel of the NDRF, ODRAF and the State Fire Department cut through the concrete.

However, he succumbed to injuries in hospital. "One person has died. The injured person is out of danger," Khurda Collector Sitanshu Rout said. "Action will be taken against those responsible for the accident," said Bhubaneswar DCP Anup Sahu.

Meanwhile, Dilip Khatoi, the managing director of the construction company claimed that all safety measures were in place. "The roof collapsed after the workers left the place. I am not sure how the helper of a truck came under the roof," Khatoi said.

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Updated Date: Jan 25, 2020 14:45:00 IST