At least seven workers are reportedly dead and one rescued following a landslip at a building construction site in Guntur city of Andhra Pradesh, about 35-km from Vijaywada on Saturday night.The mishap occurred when a 30-feet deep cellar was being dug for a proposed multi-storey building at Lakshmipuram in Guntur.Eight workers were said to be on the spot when there was a sudden landslip, trapping them inside, the police said.<!– /11440465/Dna_Article_Middle_300x250_BTF –>Police could extricate the body of one worker from the site while efforts were on to trace the others.AP Assembly Speaker Kodela Sivaprasada Rao, MLAs Alapati Rajendra Prasad, N Anand Babu, district Collector Kantilal Dande and other officials rushed to the spot.Chief Minister N Chandrababu Naidu asked his deputy N China Rajappa, who holds the Home portfolio, to rush to Guntur and oversee the rescue efforts, official sources said. (With agency inputs)


Andhra Pradesh: At least seven dead, one rescued after under-construction wall collapses in Guntur