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Worker killed in wall collapse at Tagore Circle underpass

Sathanu (26), a labourer from Jharkhand was buried alive as a wall of the Basavanagudi post office collapsed.
According to eyewitnesses and the Basavanagudi police, at around 4 pm five labourers were digging trenches close to the compound wall of Basavanagudi post office. The wall came crashing as they hit the foundation. While four labourers escaped, Sathanu was killed on the spot.
The Bangalore Water Supply and Sewerage Board has undertaken shifting of utility lines. It has commissioned  Mohan Telecom, a private firm for the job. The utility lines were being shifted to make way for construction of the ramp leading to the underpass being constructed.
Complaint lodged
The Bruhat Bangalore Mahanagara Palike commissioner Siddaiah who visited the spot put the blame on the BWSSB engineer and the contractor.
“The death is due to negligence of the contractor who failed to take precautions before digging the trench,” he said. The BBMP is the nodal agency for the project. It has now lodged a complaint of negligence against Mohan Telecom and the sub-contractor, Bhagyarati Enterprises.
Notices have been issued to owners of the nearby properties to demolish and reconstruct their ‘dilapidated’ compound walls.

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