Four killed in Noida wall collapse, sub-contractor detained


Authorities in Noida say that at least four people were killed after a wall of a housing society collapsed on Tuesday morning. Several people are believed to have sustained injuries.

According to news agency PTI, a sub-contractor, who supplied labourers has been detained.

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The incident took place in Noida’s Sector 21 at Jal Vayu Vihar. Several workers were feared trapped under the rubble. All victims including the survivors were labourers and were repairing a drain adjacent to the housing society.

The rescue team managed to pull out 12 people from under the rubble. Four of them were declared dead.

A team of Sector 20 police station later detained a sub-contractor, Gul Mohammad, who had supplied labourers for the job.