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Four workers die in Bengal after getting trapped in manhole; 3 others rescued

On Thursday (February 25), four workers died after they were trapped inside a manhole during the construction of a drainage system in Kudghat area of West Bengal. Three other workers were severely injured in the incident.
 

Four workers die in Bengal after getting trapped in manhole; 3 others rescued-dbr
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West Bengal, First Published Feb 26, 2021, 12:00 PM IST
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A shocking incident took place in Kudghat area of West Bengal on Thursday (February 25). Four workers died after they were trapped inside a manhole during the construction of a drainage system. Three other workers were severely injured in the incident.

The incident took place on Thursday at around 12.30 pm. Seven workers were working at the site when the underground drainage system was being constructed at Purba Putiary Pump house near Aikyatan club.

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A total of seven workers were rescued from the manhole. Two of the workers were rushed to the nearby hospital where they were declared dead. however, two other workers were declared dead at Baghajatin State General Hospital. 

According to sources, the home of the four migrant workers is in Harishchandrapur of Malda. These four workers are residents of East Talsur area of Malior-2 panchayat. 

Regent Park police said the water supply to the drainage was not turned off when the workers climbed down to the manhole. According to sources, the four workers have swept away with the water flow.

The deceased have been identified as Jahangir Alam, Ali Liyakat Ali, Sabir Hossain, and Md Alamgir. All of them belong to Malda.

Deputy Commissioner (Jadavpur) Rashid Munir Khan said, “So far, seven labourers have been recovered, and of them, four have died.”
 

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