A 10-year-old child died and three others were injured after a porch of a three-storied building under renovation collapsed in Noida on Monday, news agency PTI reported.
The incident occurred when the portion of the house in sector 31 of Nithari village collapsed due to the impact of the demolition work going on inside.
Luv (10), who hailed from Darjeeling, succumbed to his injuries while Sonali Yadav (18), Barkha Sharma (17), and Shakeel (12) were hospitalised after they were hit by debris.
“A child died and three people, including two minors, were injured in the incident,” Senior Superintendent of Police (SSP) Vaibhav Krishna was quoted as saying by PTI.
The incident would be investigated, he added.
Blaming the building’s owner Vijender Awana of being ‘careless’, the Noida Authority’s Officer on Special Duty Rajesh Kumar Singh said, “The owner (Awana) had got the walls and the ceiling of the house torn down first but due to carelessness, the porch on the front side was left hanging which collapsed today,” .
“Four people including three minors were on the street when the porch collapsed on them,” he added.
(Inputs from PTI)