In a tragic incident two labourers from Bihar on Saturday died while accidentally falling off the seventh floor of an under-construction building that they were working in.
The accident took place in the Gaur City’s 7th Avenue area. According to the in-charge of Bisrakh police station, 22-year-old Sajid and 27-year-old Javed were working on the site when they accidentally fell into the lift hole.
While Sajid hailed from Azam Nagar village in Katihar district of Bihar, Javed belonged to Baliyabilon village of the same district.
Recently residents at one of Gaur’s housing societies, a lift had fallen from 14th floor leaving one woman occupant with multiple fractures in her legs. The lift’s free-fall from the 14th floor in Greater Noida had left a 35-year-old woman injured, while the other woman miraculously survived the accident unhurt.
The 35-year-old woman, seen in the right corner of the lift, was seen crying in pain while holding her legs. She remained in pain for at least two minutes, when the doors open at the seventh floor after the lift stopped because of power outage.
Indian builders have been notorious for flouting building norms while throwing the construction guidelines out of the window. The rampant nexus between builders and the government agencies often result in no action against the culprits. The poor labourers, whose livelihood depend on their daily earnings find it helpless to take the powerful builders in the event of such mishaps.