Bareilly: 5 labourers die after they get buried under clay mound

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Bareilly (Uttar Pradesh), Jul 31: At least five labourers died after a mound of clay fell on them on Bareilly’s Pilibhit Bypass Road on Monday. The labourers were installing optical fiber cable for a telephone line when the incident took place.

They had slipped into a six-feet-deep pit and a mud mound collapsed on them.

Eight labourers were trapped in the incident but three were pulled out later in the rescue operation conducted by the district authorities. Four, however, could not be saved, an official informed news agency IANS, adding that one body was still trapped in the debris.

The rains had made the surface slippery. The labourers slipped into it and the mud mound accumulated on the sides gave way burying them alive.

District Magistrate Virendra Kumar Singh and Special Superintendent of Police Muniraj G. have visited the site.

A case has been registered and a magisterial inquiry has been ordered. The supervisor is being interrogated.


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