6 killed, 3 injured after getting trapped under collapsing mound of earth

As per the police sources, five of the six labourers died on the spot while one of them succumbed during treatment at the hospital.

Published: 31st July 2018 07:39 PM  |   Last Updated: 31st July 2018 08:01 PM   |  A+A-

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LUCKNOW: In the wake of heavy and incessant rains across the state, six labourers were killed and three injured when they got trapped under a collapsing mound of the earth while working in a trench that they had dug out to lay 4G cable in Bareilly district on Monday night.

As per the police sources, five of the six labourers died on the spot while one of them succumbed during treatment at the hospital. According to Bareilly SSP Muniraj, the deceased, all of whom hailed from West Bengal, were identified as Hasan, Habbu, Kesar Pal, Mahrul Alam, Najmul Hasan and Nazim Ali.

Those who sustained injuries in the incident included Razzaq, Muzaffar and Kurban. All three were admitted to the district hospital and were undergoing treatment. However, taking cognizance of the matter, Bareilly District Magistrate Virendra Kumar Singh ordered a magisterial inquiry into the incident.

Moreover, the district administration had informed the West Bengal government about the incident. DM Virendra Kumar Singh claimed that he had directed the officials concerned to complete the probe within a week's time and submit it. He added that at least 10 labourers were working in the 4-metre deep trench when the mishap happened.

Two persons managed to come out while others got trapped under the collapsing mound. The police sources said that an FIR was lodged against unidentified persons under Section 304 of IPC. "A team of Izzatnagar police station was probing into the incident," said SSP Muniraj. As the labourers were deputed by a Noida-based firm, two representatives of the company were detained by the police for questioning, added the SSP.

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