Rush to meet Commonwealth Games deadlines blamed for injuries and deaths across city

At least 10 construction workers have been killed in a hurried dash to complete venues for the 2010 Commonwealth Games in Delhi, India.

Hundreds of workers have been injured in the race to build the structures, with one labourer killed by a falling crane.

Nine sites are apparently less than half complete, according to reports in the Sunday Times.

Indian union leaders have blamed a rush to meet tight deadlines for the Games in October next year.

Poor living conditions and long working hours have also been blamed for the high casualty rate.

Delhi 2010 has now reportedly suffered one of the highest death tolls of recent large sporting events.