The 108-foot statue of the Hindu god Krishna collapsed Monday in the village of Narsinghpur on the outskirts of the Indian capital, local police officer Ram Kisan said. Kisan confirmed one death.
But the Dainik Jagran, a Hindi newspaper, said at least two workers were crushed under the cement statue and died at the scene. It said at least a dozen others were injured, four of them critically.
About two dozen laborers were working on the statue, which had been under construction for six years, at the time of the accident. Police said they were investigating the cause.