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AAI team concludes preliminary probe

Tuesday, 28 January 2020 | PNS | BHUBANESWAR

The Airport Authority of India (AAI) on Monday completed a preliminary investigation into the Biju Patnaik International Airport (BPIA) roof collapse incident on Friday night.

BPIA Director VV Rao said, “A preliminary committee comprising an Executive Engineer and a General Manager from the AAI’s regional headquarters came to Bhubaneswar on Sunday and investigated the mishap. After they submit a report, further investigation would be carried out.”

Reports said the two officials inspected the mishap site and videographed it. The investigation report would be submitted to the AAI’s headquarters at New Delhi.

A technical committee of the AAI comprising civil engineers and administrative officials would be formed for further investigation into the incident. The team is likely to visit Bhubaneswar this week, said sources.

Notably, the roof of an under-construction building to link the terminal I of BPIA with terminal II collapsed at around 11.30 pm on Friday. An electrician, Antaryami Guru, engaged in the construction work was killed after getting crushed under the debris of the roof.

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