A woman and her son were killed after an under-construction pillar of the “Namma Metro” collapsed on Tuesday.
According to police, the incident took place around 11 am on Outer Ring Road near HBR Layout, 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 father also sustained injuries in the incident. The family were traveling on the road on their bike when they came under the pillar.
The injured were being treated at a hospital. However, the woman and her child succumbed to their grave injuries shortly after, while the man is still being treated.
“Today morning at around 10:45am, a metro pillar collapsed and hit a bike, on which four people were travelling. Father Lohith and mother Tejaswini and twins (one son and daughter). Tejaswini and Vihan (son) were seriously injured and immediately shifted to Altius hospital. Unfortunately Tejaswini and Vihan died,” Bheemashankar S Guled, DCP East, said.
The iron bars of the pillar had been fixed and were yet to be concretised.
The pillar was part of the Namma Metro’s operations to the city’s Kempegowda International Airport, which is set to be opened to the public by the end of the year.