Lucknow, Jan 20: At least two persons lost their lives on Saturday after a section of a commercial complex collapsed in Kanpur’s Narauna Chauraha. The persons were working in the basement of the complex when a part of the building collapsed. A report claimed the incident took place after the owner of the building asked labourers to excavate some portion of the land in its basement.

The accident turned fatal when three of the labourers got buried in the debris. After a brief rescue operation, the labourers were shifted to nearest hospital. While two of them were declared dead, another labourer’s condition remains critical and is battling for life in the hospital. Eyewitnesses further told that another multi-level parking is under construction beside the place of incident.

Uttar Pradesh Police has registered a complaint in the matter and investigation is underway.