Migrant Worker Sleeping on Godown Roof Falls, Dies

Published: 01st May 2016 05:46 AM  |   Last Updated: 01st May 2016 05:46 AM   |  A+A-

CHENNAI: A 26-year-old migrant worker, who was sleeping along with co-workers on the roof of a private godown near Avadi, died a day after he fell from the roof.

Police said he accidentally rolled on a plastic sheet in the godown’s roof, which crashed leading to the accident.

The deceased was identified as Subedar Yadav of UP, who had moved here a few years ago along with 20 others. They were employed in a private company in Avadi.

“Due to the summer heat, the workers decided to sleep on the roof of the godown which also had plastic sheets in between.

On Friday they slept around 12.30 pm. Subedar in his sleep accidentally rolled to the middle, causing the sheet to cave under his weight. He was rushed to a private hospital in Porur where he succumbed to injuries on Saturday morning.

Burnt Body Found

The Kandamanagalam Police are trying to find the identity of a burnt body found near the Puducherry border. They have ascertained the body is that of a man, presumably 20 to 25 years of age. It is thought that he was killed first and the body burned later.

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