Kanpur Development Authority (KDA) suspended 5 officials were suspended on Thursday in connection with the building collapse that took 7 lives in Kanpur, Uttar Pradesh.

An under construction building belonging to Samajwadi Party (SP) leader Mehtaab Aalam collapsed earlier in the day in the Jajmua area of Kanpur. Around 15 workers got trapped in the debris but only 8 of them could be rescued alive.

4 of the workers died at the spot while 3 others later succumbed to their injuries. Most of the workers who died were from the state of Chhattisgarh.

After the incident, an FIR was lodged against Mehtaab Aalam and the contractor of the building.