Pune: An under-construction building collapsed in Pune today taking lives of 9 people and injuring as many as 10.
The incident took place in the Banewadi area of the city. The construction slab kept on the 14th floor of the under-construction building collapsed, making all the 13 labourers present on the floor fall in a heap below.
Eight of the labourers died on the spot and the rest injured were rushed to a nearby hospital.
The building contractor and the building owners have been summoned by the police for questioning in the same.
Whether safety precautions such as wearing safety harnesses and erecting safety net were being practised, is yet to be ascertained.