Kottayam: The unfortunate incident happened in the Rajdhani hotel, on the third floor, when a section of the cement layer detached and fell off. The victim, identified as Gino K. Abraham from Changanassery, Paipad, was an employee of the lottery centre located on the building’s ground floor.
The incident took place around 8:30 last night when the concrete part of the building collapsed and struck Gino as he was leaving the lottery centre after its closing hour’s .The hotel’s recently renovated section seems to have structural issues, as a shade made from bricks and concrete above a window fell down, resulting in the tragic incident.
Despite swift action by local residents who rushed to the scene and transported him to Kottayam District Hospital, his life could not be saved. The building has a history of more than five decades and is under the ownership of the Kottayam Municipal Corporation.