Two workers died after a wall in a rehabilitation colony of the Mumbai Metropolitan Region Development Authority (MMRDA) collapsed on them.
They were constructing an underground water tank for the rehabilitation colony at Karve Nagar in Kanjurmarg when the wall collapsed. The police have registered an FIR against the five supervisors of the firm in charge of the work.
The 25-foot long, 4-foot wide, 10-foot tall retention and protection wall fell into a 20 feet pit and trapped the two workers.
Inderjit Vijay Chauhan (22) was declared dead after he was rescued and taken to the Rajawadi hospital in Ghatkopar. Mahesh Dashrath Chauhan (22), rescued later, passed away too.
Officials claimed the rescue team faced difficulties in going inside the pit for the rescue work due to its narrow space. Dilip Kawatkar, Joint Project Director, MMRDA, said, “The fire brigade had to remove the loose earth to prevent another casualty. Police are investigating the matter.”