6 killed, 15-20 injured, 6 serious as wall of under construction building collapses in Khamano

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The deceased have been identified as Harpreet Singh a resident of village Manawala in Sangrur District, Rajvir Singh a resident of Dhuri, Jagjit Singh and Manjit Singh both residents of Lakhanpur village near Khamano, Rameshwar a migrant and at present residing in Farour village near Khamano and Raghvir Singh a resident of Farour village.

The Hush Post: Six people have been killed and as many as 15 to 20 people have been injured, six of them seriously in Lakhanpur village of Khamano, Fatehgarh Sahib today.

A 25-feet wall collapsed and killed six labourers while as many as 15-20 labourers are currently buried under its debris. The incident took place when the under-construction wall of a sheller fell on the labourers.khamano

Sources say the number of deaths could increase. About six of them who have been seriously injured have been referred to PGI. The bodies have been sent for post-mortem to Civil Hospital, Khamano. The rescue operation is on.

The deceased have been identified as Harpreet Singh a resident of village Manawala in Sangrur District, Rajvir Singh a resident of Dhuri, Jagjit Singh and Manjit Singh both residents of Lakhanpur village near Khamano, Rameshwar a migrant and at present residing in Farour village near Khamano and Raghvir Singh a resident of Farour village.

The injured were identified as Lakhvir Singh a resident of Dhuri, Makhan Singh a resident of Gaggarpur near Dhuri, Jasvir Singh and Bhajan Singh both residents of Farour. On information, DC Fatehgarh Sahib Shivdular Singh Dhillon, SSP Alka Meena, SDM Khamano Paramjit Singh and MLA Bassi Pathana also visited the site and expressed great shock over this incident.

Raju Llakhanpuri a villager who was present on the occasion gave information that some person of Sangrur had purchased land at the village and he had started construction of the mill about three months ago and today this incident happened. Some villagers revealed that the foundation of this wall was bricked in the mud in place of Cement and at the time of plaster the wall was watered daily and this resulted in caving of the foundation of the wall. The villagers were of the view that the construction under process was insecure and this resulted in this tragic incident.

SHO Khamano Navdeep Singh gave information that they had registered a case against Rajesh Kumar Puri and Himanshu Bansal both owners and both residents of Dhuri and Avtar Singh Bhola contractor also of Dhuri under section 304 in this regard.

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