A woman and her two-and-half year-old son were killed after an under-construction pier rebar of the ''Namma Metro'' (Bengaluru Metro) on Outer Ring Road near Hennur collapsed.
According to police, the incident took place around 11 am, when the TMT bars erected for the construction of a pillar fell on their scooter. The height of the pillar is said to be over 40 feet and weighing several tonnes.
The deceased have been identified as Tejaswini, 35, who worked at Manyata Tech Park, and her son Vihan.
Tejaswini was travelling with her husband Lohith and their twin children – daughter and son – on a motorcycle off the Hennur main road at around 10.30 am when the rebar along the Nagawara line crashed to the ground. Lohith and their daughter sustained minor injuries. The family was rushed to a Hospital nearby. While son succumbed to head injuries, Tejaswini died due to internal bleeding.
Police said they have registered a case and investigation will follow.
The under construction pier rebar was installed at the site as part of the 37 km Metro Phase 2B project of ORR Blue Line that will run between K. R Puram and Kempegowda International Airport (KIAL) in Devanahalli.
Engineering firm NCC Ltd is executing both Phase 2b packages.
(With input from PTI)
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