2 labourers killed, 4 injured as sand mound caves in
Eight labourers were working on clearing the sand from a storm water rain, when the heap of sand fell on them, resulting in two deaths in Bengaluru
Bengaluru: Two labourers died as mud caved in while digging a storm water drain in Bengaluru. The incident also has left four injured.
The incident occurred near BG Garden Road on Pulikeshi Nagar Main Road on Saturday night (April 13). The deceased have been identified as Sudarshan and Shafiq, who hailed from Jarkhand. The injured were admitted to a nearby hospital and are being treated.
According to reports, eight people were working on the storm water drain and were removing the sand. The mound of sand fell on the workers and two were buried under the heap of sand.
Immediately, they were pulled out of the mound of sand and were taken to the hospital. But they failed to respond to the treatment and breathed their last in the hospital.
The mortal remains of Sudarshan and Shafiq have been taken to the Bowring Hospital in the city for post mortem. After the procedure, the bodies will be handed over to their respective families.
Recently, a man engaged in manual scavenging died in the pit he was cleaning. The incident took place on the premises of an international school in Bengaluru’s Begur. He died of asphyxiation as he was not provided any safety gears before getting into the pit.
In November 2018, one labourer, who also hailed from north India, died, as an under construction building fell on him. He was taken to a nearby hospital, but was declared brought dead.
In numerous incidents in Bengaluru that involve workers in unorganised sectors, safety measures are not provided, leading to the deaths of labourers. No strict action is being initiated against the contractors in this regard in the city.