Three killed as slab of under-construction building collapses in Pune

first_imgThree labourers were killed and one more seriously injured after the slab of an under-construction building collapsed in Pune’s Dattawadi area on Tuesday morning.The tragedy occurred between 10 a.m. and 10:30 a.m., when a group of four labourers were working on the 7th floor of an under-construction building which was a project by Pate Developers, a city-based construction group. The labourers in question hailed from Jharkhand and were in their 20s.The incident has brought into sharp relief yet again the pressing issue of labourers’ safety measures on construction sites.The deceased have been identified as Prakash Saav (26), Dulari Paswan (28) and Midhun Singh (22). The fourth labourer, Ramu Pawan (24), suffered serious injuries and is undergoing treatment at a local hospital, said Dattawadi police.“The labourers were about their usual tasks when the cement slab of the seventh floor caved in. All three were killed on the spot,” informed Anil Patil, senior police inspector, Dattawadi police station.Mr. Patil further informed that the police were investigating the matter and were in the process of lodging an FIR against the developers under section 304 (culpable homicide not amounting to murder) of the Indian Penal Code (IPC).He said the contractors and the project owners were being investigated to ascertain who was responsible for the tragedy and questions like whether or not the labourers were wearing safety harnesses while working at that height. The incident is a veritable replay of the Balewadi slab collapse tragedy in July last year in which nine labourers were killed on the spot.In that case, the authorities had stated that the accident was clearly a case of “illicit construction” as the builders (Pride Purple) had violated norms by constructing an additional storey (the 13th floor). Permission to build only 12 floors, plus the basement, was granted.The Dattawadi incident adds to a string of accidents that have occurred in Pune in recent years. On December 2012, 13 labourers were killed when a slab of an under-construction building caved in at Wagholi, 20 km from the city.Prior to that, in September that same year, six persons were killed on the spot and several more injured after a four-storey residential building caved in at Sahakar Nagar.Safety norms and illicit constructions came into question yet again in January 2014, when a newly constructed six-storey building collapsed in the city’s suburban region of Narhe-Ambegaon, tragically killing a 28-year-old youth who was trapped under the debris.last_img read more

Tiger Woods undergoes fourth back surgery, likely to miss season

first_imgGolfer Tiger Woods has said he underwent a fourth surgery to relieve his ongoing back pain.The golfer confirmed on his official website on Thursday that he had undergone the operation at the Texas Back Institute here, reports Efe.The recovery period for this type of surgery is normally six months, so Woods is likely not to play again this season.”The surgery went well, and I’m optimistic this will relieve my back spasms and pain,” said Woods.”When healed, I look forward to getting back to a normal life, playing with my kids, competing in professional golf and living without the pain I have been battling so long,” he added.Woods, 41, first underwent back surgery before the 2014 Masters unsuccessfully, and needed further treatment.He had two more surgeries following the 2015 PGA season and did not play for 15 months.His last tournament was on February 3 in Dubai, where he fired a birdie-free 77 in the first round, but had to withdraw due to back pain.Woods decided to go under the knife again after seeking extensive medical advice on the best treatment to overcome his condition.last_img read more

Kane not afraid of Madrid & Dortmund stars

first_imgTottenham Hotspur Kane ready to get to grips with Champions League heavyweights Rob Lancaster Last updated 2 years ago 23:34 12/9/2017 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(0) Harry Kane_training_cropped Getty Images Tottenham Hotspur UEFA Champions League Tottenham Hotspur v Borussia Dortmund Borussia Dortmund Harry Kane The London club have been given a daunting task in Europe after being drawn with Real Madrid and Borussia Dortmund in Group H Harry Kane has urged Tottenham to adopt a fearless approach as they prepare to face some of Europe’s elite sides in the Champions League.Spurs endured an underwhelming campaign in the competition last season, finishing third in their group after managing just two wins from six matches.Kane 10/3 to score 2+ v Dortmund Article continues below Editors’ Picks ‘I’m getting better’ – Can Man Utd flop Fred save his Old Trafford career? Why Barcelona god Messi will never be worshipped in the same way in Argentina Lyon treble & England heartbreak: The full story behind Lucy Bronze’s dramatic 2019 Liverpool v Man City is now the league’s biggest rivalry and the bitterness is growing This year’s draw has pitted Mauricio Pochettino’s men against reigning champions Real Madrid, Borussia Dortmund and APOEL in Group H.But Kane is relishing the prospect of tackling some of the biggest clubs on the continent.”It’s 50-50 really. If you’re in the Champions League you want to be playing the best teams. We’re playing them in the group stages. You’re going to have to play them one way or another,” said England international ahead of Wednesday’s visit of Dortmund.”If we can get through the group we’re in there’s no reason we can’t go further in the competition.”We’ve got a great team and we know the style and the way we want to play. We’ve got a philosophy here and it’s about being stronger than as individuals.”80 – Fewest apps to 80 Premier League goals:@alanshearer – 102@HKane – 120@RvN1776 – 122@aguerosergiokun – 128@ThierryHenry – 132Stars pic.twitter.com/uJRwmvxyYq— OptaJoe (@OptaJoe) September 10, 2017With the aim to push for honours at home and abroad this season, Tottenham added depth to their forward line before the deadline by bringing in Fernando Llorente from Swansea City.Kane, who scored twice in Saturday’s 3-0 Premier League win over Everton, is delighted to have the opportunity to work with such an experienced forward.”Fernando has been a fantastic addition,” he added. “He’s a guy I can learn a lot from. He won the World Cup, Euros, Serie A and more. It’s a learning curve for me.”last_img read more