Two women labourers and a 16-year-old girl were killed in Ahmedabad after a boundary wall of a farmhouse fell on a temporary shed, where they were living on the outskirts of Ahmedabad amid rains on Thursday, police said.
The incident occurred in Ognaj area in the morning. The deceased were part of a group engaged in the work of constructing a bungalow there, they said.
“A total of five women labourers were injured after the boundary wall fell on them. They were shifted to Sola city hospital by the fire brigade. However, three of them, including a girl, succumbed to their injuries, while two others are undergoing treatment,” police inspector N R Vaghela said.
“These labourers were living in a temporary shed erected alongside the boundary wall of a farmhouse in Ognaj area near Science City. Our primary investigation suggests that the wall collapsed due to rain,” Vaghela said.
The deceased have been identified as Shital Thanga (16), Vanita Mithiya (19) and Asmita Sagod (22). Two others – Rinku Mithiya (19) and Kavita Thanga (35) – are still under treatment at Sola civil hospital, he said.