Three workers were killed after a building collapsed near Agartala city on Wednesday. The incident which left four workers critically wounded occurred at Jogendranagar area in the afternoon.
“Several workers were engaged in construction of a private building at Kumor Para in Jogendranagar. One part of the building suddenly fell as an effect of heavy rains”, a senior fire service official said.
“Three people died at the scene and four were shifted to GB Hospital. The construction method was faulty leading to collapse”, the official added.
Incessant rains lashed other parts of the State. Water logging disrupted normal life and business in Agartala city.
Owner of the house, who was present there when it collapsed, narrowly escaped the tragedy. Fire service personnel could not immediately reach the spot as there was no fire station nearby and fire tenders were called from a city station.
Doctors said emergency medical facilities were extended to the injured workers. The state government has ordered an enquiry into the incident.