Strong winds rain bricks, kill IT employee in Bengaluru | Bengaluru News – Times of India


R Shilpa

BENGALURU: A 22-year-old woman employee of IT major TCS standing in front of her house was killed after hollow bricks, cement bags and steel rods fell on her from an adjacent building under construction in Nandini Layout, northwest Bengaluru, on Tuesday evening.
According to police, the incident took place at Ramanna Block when R Shilpa was standing in front of her house and gusty winds sent a hail of construction material raining on her.
Terming it a rain-related tragedy, police said Shilpa was shifted to a nearby hospital where doctors declared her brought dead. The is the first rain-related death of the year.
Vani K, a neighbour and eyewitness, said Shilpa had come out of her house to remove clothes from the clothesline as it had begun raining.
In the second incident, a 45-year-old woman riding a scooter died when a tree fell on her in Yejaman Layout, near Begur, off Hosur Road.
Bricks, cement bags fell on her from building, says neighbour

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She was speaking to a friend on the road. Suddenly we heard a loud noise only to find hollow bricks, cement bags and other construction material raining on her from the adjacent building. We rushed to her to hospital but she died,” said Vani K, a neighbour.
A science graduate, Shilpa worked with a TCS office in Whitefield. She is survived by her autorickshaw driverfather Rajanna, mother and a younger brother.



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