Tura, June 2 : A portion of the outer boundary wall of the P.A. Sangma Sports Complex in Tura, Meghalaya collapsed early on the morning of June 2, 2024. The collapsed wall was near the Sewage Treatment Plant and Indoor Hall 2, both of which are currently under construction.

According to the press release issued by the Director of Sports and Youth Affairs, Government of Meghalaya the collapse wall did not impact the main structure of the stadium.

The collapse is being blamed on heavy rainfall that overwhelmed the temporary drainage systems that had been put in place to manage water collection from the construction site.

The press release says that the company responsible for the construction of the sports complex, Hindustan Steelworks Construction Ltd. (HSCL), has been directed to submit a detailed report on the incident.

The collapsed wall was constructed as a temporary measure to demarcate and prevent possible encroachment of the land. Other constructions in that location is underway, and further updates will be provided after this office receives the report from the construction company.

The District Administration, West Garo Hills has undertaken immediate measures to ensure safety of residents in the surrounding area. A family affected by the collapse has been relocated and provided with temporary relief measures including suitable accommodation, supplies, and all necessary amenities.

The area has been secured and continuous on-ground monitoring of the situation is in progress. PHE are on site to support with the clearance of clogged pipes, and removal of mud/debris is underway.