Crime and Accident

Boy killed, 3 others injured as canopy collapses

Boy killed, 3 others injured as canopy collapses

Surat:A 10-year-old boy was killed and three other children injured when a canopy covering the area between two buildings in a government housing colony here fell on them in Parbat Patiya locality here, police said.

The boys were playing when the canopy fell on them near a two-storey building. Wasim Akhtar Ansari was killed on the spot while the three injured were admitted to a hospital, Police Inspector of Limbayat Police Station B M Parmar said.

The incident took place in government housing buildings which were constructed around four decades ago and were poorly maintained, police said.

The canopy was not properly supported from below. Old construction of the building coupled with poor upkeep of the housing society caused the incident, Parmar said.