Imperial Orchid Collapses so do the dream of many

10/07/2016 Biplav 1 Comments

3 people died and several are injured when the under construction building Imperial Orchid, Bellandur, Bangalore.

The incident happened around 12.30 pm when three to four groups of construction workers, totally around 15, working at the building were about to leave for lunch, the police said. The deceased have been identified as Ashok Mahanta, 27, a native of Assam, who worked as a security guard at the adjacent residential complex Meena’s Imperial Orchids nearby. The other deceased was identified as Sameer, aged about 20, a labourer who hailed from West Bengal. Another body of a construction worker was retrieved from the debris, but is yet to be identified by the police.

‘Poor construction’
BBMP officials, including Chief Engineer Parameshwariah and Assistant Executive Engnineer Shashikumar of Mahadevpura zone were busy flipping through the survey maps to identify the owners of the 2,000 sqft plot. “There are eight partners and the main ones are Harish Kumar, Srinivas Reddy and Vinay. All of them will be booked for negligence. The BBMP granted permission to construct ground plus three floors, but the builder had raised two additional floors. The building collapsed because of low-quality construction materials,” a BBMP official said.

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