Two labourers were killed when the roof of an under-construction building collapsed on them in the wee hours today at Hussaini Alam area here , police said.
The incident occurred at around 1.20 AM when the slab of the second floor of the building suddenly collapsed resulting in eight workers getting trapped under the debris. While six of them managed to get out two remain buried, Hussaini Alam Police Station Inspector G Shyamsundar said.
The injured were rushed to a nearby hospital. The deceased were identified as Venkataiah and Ananda, belonging to Mahabubnagar district of Telangana, he said.
The slab which collapsed was laid at around midnight and police were also investigating if there was any quality issue pertaining to construction material resulting in the mishap, the Inspector said adding further probe is on.
A GHMC official, who visited the spot said the site where the construction was going was under dispute and a court case was going on in this regard.
“We are verifying if necessary permission was taken or not for construction of the building and based on it action will be initiated against those responsible,” the GHMC official said.