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        13 killed in roof crash at hospital under construction

        Date:Dec 19,2012

        Thirteen labourers were killed after a 1,200 sq.ft. roof-like structure of an under-construction hospital building collapsed at Kesnand, near Wagholi, offon Tuesday afternoon. The police and fire-brigade retrieved all 13 bodies from the debris by evening.

        Fifteen labourers were working on , which was being constructed atop the fourth floor of the building, when it came crashing down around 2.30 pm. Othercalled the police and the fire-brigade.

        The fire-brigade had a tough time pulling out bodies from. Only the hands and legs of some of the construction workers could be seen in the slush and wet cement-concrete all around the construction site. The first body was pulled out a good two hours after the collapse and the last around 7.15 pm.

        it is constructing the building for its proposed. The trust already has an ayurvedic college at Kesnand. Prashant Suru, one of the trustees, said the construction work had started around a year back and was now in the final stages.

        Bhim Sharma, a labourer from , said he narrowly escaped death as he had gone towards the stairs away from the structure only five minutes before the collapse. "It happened in front of my eyes. I am fortunate to have survived," he said.

         

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