Updated: August 14, 2021 9:08:57 am
Two labourers died while another sustained severe injuries while working at a construction site inside the US Embassy on Friday.
Police said a part of the building is undergoing construction and the men were working there in the afternoon when a portion of a crane collapsed on them.
The three construction workers, identified as Kanchan (32), Mukesh (33) and Babulal (32), were rushed to Primus Hospital where Kanchan was declared dead on arrival.
Babulal succumbed during treatment in the evening, while Mukesh is undergoing treatment.
An ACP-level officer from New Delhi district said, “We received a PCR call at 1.44 pm on Friday at Chanakyapuri police station about the three men injured inside the American Embassy. All three hail from Dausa district in Rajasthan and were in Delhi for work.”
Police said they are yet to ascertain how part of the crane fell.
The construction work at the Embassy has been going on for some time.
An FIR has been registered by police under IPC sections 288 (negligent conduct with respect to repairing buildings), 337 (causing hurt by endangering life) and 304A (causing death by negligence).
The FIR has been registered against unknown persons and police said further investigation is being done.
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