New Delhi: The protective wall of the railway collapsed on two workers on Wednesday evening as they were working close to Dombivli station in Maharashtra’s Thane district, killing two of them and injuring four others, according to the police.
According to a police officer, the event happened as workmen were constructing a new protection wall at the scene, and the old protection wall fell on them.
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For the purpose of preventing encroachment along the railway tracks, a n
ew protective wall is being built near the Dombivli station, according to Assistant Police Commissioner Sunil Kurhade.
“Construction labourers, who stay in the nearby locality in temporary sheds, were working at the site when the old protection wall collapsed on them, burying at least seven of them under the debris,” he said.
Six labourers were taken out while one died on the spot by locals and civic officials who hurried to the scene.
“One more labourer succumbed to his injuries in a hospital. While others are undergoing treatment,”he added.