9 killed as slab of under-construction building collapses in Pune

Pune: At least nine labourers were killed when a slab of an under-construction building collapsed in Balewadi area here today, police said.

The victims were working on the 13th floor of the under-construction residential building when the cement slab caved-in, Deputy Commissioner of Police, (zone-III), B Teli said.

He said the rescue operation is underway.

As per a fire brigade officer, the incident occurred in the building, named 'Pride Express', at around 11 AM.

"Our personnel are removing the debris to see whether more people are trapped inside," he said.

Around 13-14 labourers were working at the site at the time of the mishap.

Police are trying to get information about the building owner and contractor among others.