A boundary wall of a residential township in Sector 21, Noida collapsed, killing four people and rescuing nine others on Tuesday morning.
Officials said 13 people were working on drain cleaning next to the wall when it collapsed around 10:15 a.m.
The boundary wall is of Jal Vayur Vihar residential township where drain cleaning work was being carried out by workers hired by the Noida Authority, said officials.
The incident was reported to police on Tuesday morning.
“Around 10:15 am, information was received that the boundary wall of Jal Vayu Vihar in Sector 21 has collapsed. 13 labourers were feared trapped under the debris. Rescue operations were immediately initiated and nine people were rescued while four others died,” said Rajneesh Verma, ACP-1, Noida.
Those who died were from the Badaun district of Uttar Pradesh.
The wall was built by Jal Vayu Vihar Sahkari Avas Samiti, according to Noida Authority officials.
“The wall was constructed by the residents’ association around 25-30 years back,” said an official of Noida Authority.