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Two buried alive at Open cast mine in Khammam

Published: 03rd July 2016 06:37 AM  |   Last Updated: 03rd July 2016 06:37 AM   |  A+A-

KHAMMAM: In a ghastly incident, two persons were buried alive and  and another sustained severe injuries at an Open Cast  (OC) mine of Singareni Collieries Company Limited (SCCL) near Yellandu town on Saturday.

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According to sources, the deceased have been identified as V Babu (45) and Borra Seeta Ramulu (50) and the injured Bangari Venkanna. All three are daily-wage labourers.  They went to JK-5 Open Cast mine in a tractor to collect clay illegally for filling the basement of a house.

While they were filling the clay into the tractor, a large quantity fell on  them, killing Babu and Ramulu instantaneously and severely injuring Venkanna, who was shifted to a government hospital. The tractor driver fled after the incident. Yellandu police registered a case and probe is on.

Sources allege had SCCL employed effective security measures at its OC mine, this tragic incident may have been averted.



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