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Noida building collapse: Owner held over death of two workers

Noida building collapse: Owner held over death of two workers
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Noida: The owner of an under-construction building in Noida was arrested on Saturday, a day after two people were killed after a portion of the structure collapsed.

Five workers were rescued from the debris after the front portion of the three-storey building located in F Block of Sector 11 collapsed on them around 7.30 pm on Friday. Two of them, a contractor and a plumber, died during treatment, while the rest are still hospitalised, the police said.

"Raj Kumar Bharadwaj, around 65 years of age, has been arrested in connection with the case. Bhardwaj is the owner of the building

which houses private firm Shakti Techno Fab Products, the district police said in a statement.

An FIR has been lodged at the Sector 24 police station and Bharadwaj booked under Indian Penal Code sections 338 (causing grievous hurt by act endangering life or personal safety of others), 304 (culpable homicide not amounting to murder) among others, it said.

Further proceedings in

the case are underway, the police said.

Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath had taken note of the incident on Friday evening and directed Police Commissioner Alok Singh to reach the spot to ensure rescue and relief work.

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