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One killed, 11 injured at construction site in Narela

One killed, 11 injured at construction site in Narela

New Delhi: A labourer died and 11 were injured at a construction site in Narela on Thursday after a trolley carrying construction material fell on them due to a "mechanical failure", officials said.

The Delhi Development Authority has ordered an inquiry into "safety lapses" at the site. Sandesh, 35, suffered head injuries in the incident and later succumbed at hospital, police said.

The incident near Mata Mansa Devi road was reported to police around 9 am, police officials said.

"On reaching the spot, it was found that a lift, meant to carry construction material, fell after one of its cables broke," Deputy Commissioner of Police (Outer-North) Gaurav Sharma said.

The DDA in a statement, however, claimed that only seven labourers suffered injuries in the incident, out of which one died.

"An accident occurred today around 8:30 am at the construction site of EWS Category-II houses of DDA at Sector A1-A4 at Narela, being executed by Ahluwalia Contracts (India) Ltd. A trolley meant for carrying labourers while preparing for paint jobs, outside of dwelling units, fell down due to some mechanical failure," the DDA said in the statement.

The DDA has directed the contractor to pay suitable compensation under relevant labour laws to the family of the deceased and injured.

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