Two workers buried alive in Sirmaur

Last Updated: Monday, April 22, 2013 - 22:01

Nahan (Himachal Pradesh): Two workers, engaged in the construction of a link road, were killed in a mudslide in moutainous Sirmaur district, some 100-km from here, early Monday morning, police said.
Some eight labourers were carrying out the construction work when the incident happened in Sangrah area, Additional SP Bhagat Ram Thakur said.

"Two workers were buried alive when sand and mud suddenly started falling from the hill," an eye-witness said.

Others were rescued by fellow labourers, the Additional SP said adding a probe had been ordered to ascertain the cause of the mudslide.

In the same district, the body of a 15-year-old boy, a resident of Haryana, was found floating in a river near NCL colony, police said.

Another body of a 22-year-old man was found in an irrigation canal, they said.

PTI



First Published: Monday, April 22, 2013 - 22:01

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