10 people were killed and several seriously injured after an under-construction building collapsed in Pune today.
The incident took place in Balewadi area when a construction slab on the 14th floor of the under-construction building collapsed.
Thirteen labourers were on present on the 14th floor when the incident happened.
The injured have been rushed to the hospital.
All the workers fell in a heap below and eight of them were believed to have died instantly.
"We have taken his incident very seriously. We shall order an inspection of all such construction sites now to ascertain whether they are employing adequate safety measures of the workers," Pune Mayor Prashant Jagtap said.
Meanwhile, the police have called the building contractor and the building owners for investigations into the slab crash.
Earlier this year in May a concrete slab collapsed from the ninth floor of a housing society damaging four vehicles in Kalyani Nagar.