Tuesday, May 20, 2008

Landslide claims 5

The Statesman, 20th May, 2008

BHAWANIPATNA, May 19: Five labourers including a female labourer died and two others were seriously injured, in a land slide in a quarry at Pipal Digra near Khairmal village, about 16 km from here this afternoon.Sources said they were employed by a contractor and were digging inside a pit, when the accident took place. While four died on the spot, the female worker succumbed in Bhawanipatna government hospital. The two injured are under treatment.It is learnt that the deceased belonged to Khairmal, Deypur and Gudang villages, and the injured are from Deypur and Gudang villages.Police rushed to the spot and started investigation. A case under section 287 and 304 (a) have been registered, sources said.However, the contractor has not yet been arrested nor the tractor seized. n sns

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