13042018-CT-01.qxd 4/13/2018 12:47 AM Page 1 c m y b cHANDIGARH TRIBUNE FRIDAY | 13 APRIL 2018 | CHANDIGARH Students awarded Man kidnapped Sanat enters final Students of Tribune Model School get certificates and trophies during investiture. P2 A man allegedly kidnapped by an unknown person from Ziri Mandi Chowk near Sector 39. P4 Sanat Goyal overcomes Rijul Bhatia to earn a spot in the boys’ U-14 final of the STA-AITA Talent Series. P6 FORECAST MAINLY CLEAR SKY | MAX 34°C MIN 19°C | YESTERDAY MAX 32.3°C MIN 17.6°C | SUNSET FRIDAY 6.48 PM SUNRISE SATURDAY 5.57 AM Labourers feared trapped as 4-storey structure gives way Were engaged in plaster work at Zirakpur during mishap; probe ordered Earth-moving machines carry out a rescue operation at the under-construction building collapse site at Peer Muchalla in Zirakpur on Thursday. PHOTOS: MANOJ MAHAJAN Satinder Pal Singh Zirakpur, April 12 A few labourers were feared trapped while some had a miraculous escape when a four-storeyed under-construction building at Emperial Garden in Peer Muchalla here collapsed on Thursday afternoon. According to reports, no causalities were reported till the filing of this report. However, a few labourers were believed to be still trapped in the debris, according to the headcount provided by one of the labourers to the police and rescue teams. The incident occurred around 12.50 pm when three or four groups of construction workers, around 15 in all, were on various floors when the building suddenly started tilting before collapsing in a heap. The first floor of the building was occupied by three or four families of labourers. The rescue operation began immediately to look for the labourers trapped under the debris. Teams of the National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) were also rushed to the spot. Newborn’s father recalls nightmare PGI FIRE Tribune News Service Chandigarh, April 12 The celebrations soon turned into a nightmare for a 37year-old city resident who went through a traumatic experience following the fire incident at the PGI on Wednesday night. Narrating the incident, Gaurav said he was at the hospital for the past three days for the delivery of their child. The delivery was successful and he was handed over the girl child five minutes before the fire incident. Gaurav was told to reach the reception to complete some paper work. Soon, he started witnessing a commotion. “People were running helter-skelter for cover. The security staff told me that a fire had erupted in the operation theatre (OT) of the Emergency. I ran towards the OT where my wife was admitted. When I reached the spot, I was shocked to see smoke emanating from the OT. The area was cordoned off by continued on page 2 Mohali, April 12 Two traffic cops, including a woman constable, were suspended after a 61-second video clip showing them allegedly taking a bribe from a rider at a naka in Mohali went viral on the social media on Thursday. Cracking the whip, the traffic zone 2 in-charge, Harbha- HELPLINE NUMBER DEVELOPERS, OF LITTLE HELP CONTRACTORS BOOKED Relatives search for the labourers who were working at the site. The helpline number “100” of the Police Control Room was not accessible, making it tough for onlookers in distress to seek help. Saresh, one of an eyewitness, tried calling 100 in afternoon to report the incident, but could not get through. The computerised response the caller got was — “All lines are busy”. Four human-detection machines were pressed into service to rescue people feared trapped under the rub- emergency services personnel, Mohali Deputy Commissioner Gurpreet Kaur Sapra, SSP Kuldeep Singh Chahal ble. While the relief and rescue operation was under way involving the NDRF the , police as well as fire and c m y b The police have booked the developers and contractors in this connection. Those booked are Mandeep Singla, Sunil Aggarwal, Sanjeev Goel, Pawan Goel, OP Singla, Suresh Singla, Pushpinder, Vinod and two others. The police have also booked the then Executive Officer, SDO, architect and building inspector under Sections 420, 336, 337, 288, 427 and 120-B of the IPC on a complaint of Jagjeet Singh, Dhakoli police post in-charge. and other officials of the local administration also reached the spot to oversee the continued on page 2 A staff member said on condition of anonymity that after the delivery, the newborn was kept on oxygen support. The nursing staff picked the child, but forgot to turn off the oxygen supply. Later, a shortcircuit occurred while destroying the needle and in no time, the oxygen cylinder caught fire. Guard helped save lives Chandigarh, April 12 In the time of emergency, some unsung heroes always leave an imprint of courage. Such heroism was shown by one of the private security guards who broke a windowpane in order to emit the thick blanket of smoke. And while doing so, he ended up injuring his hand. The PGI Director, Prof Jagat Ram, lauded the efforts of the security staff, nurses, firefighters and Class IV continued on page 2 RELATED REPORTS ON PAGE 4 Tribune News Service Panchkula, April 12 A brother-sister duo died under mysterious circumstances at Sunderpur village in Barwala block here on Thursday evening. The deceased have been identified as Shivnath (24) and Gauri (17). Devi Chand, father of the deceased, said they had stored last year’s grain in their house. They had used preservatives to protect the grain from insects. His children were taking out the stored grain when they inhaled toxic gas. They started vomiting and their condition started deteriorating. They took the children to the General Hospital, Sector 6, Panchkula, where they died, he said. I DON’T FEAR CHALLENGES, SAYS PU VC GROVER PAGE 2 Graft video goes viral, 2 cops suspended Tribune News Service An NDRF team in action during the rescue operation. PRADEEP TEWARI WHAT ACTUALLY HAPPENED 2 siblings inhale toxic gas, die jan Singh, was sent to the Police Lines and Inspector Gurmeet Singh Sohal appointed the new traffic incharge of zone 2. The suspended cops have been identified as Head Constable Ashok Kumar and Constable Pooja Rani. Mohali SSP Kuldeep Singh Chahal said an inquiry had been ordered continued on page 2 A still captured from a video grab of a constable allegedly taking bribe from a commuter at a naka in Phase VII, Mohali.
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