Palghar: At least three women were crushed to death and one injured seriously when a wall of an under-construction building crashed here Tuesday evening, officials said.
According to the Mira-Bhayander Vasai-Virar Police Control, the disaster happened around 4 pm in Pimplewadi area of Virar east town.
The wall of the building being constructed suddenly gave away, crushing the four women working there out of which three succumbed to their injuries, said an official.
Rescue teams including the town fire brigade and others rushed to the spot.
The bodies of the deceased victims – whose identities are not yet clear – are being taken for an autopsy while the injured woman was shifted to a nearby government hospital for treatment.
Local reports claimed that another five labourers are feared trapped in the debris, but the police have not commented on this.