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Three labourers buried under debris in sewer in Amritsar

The three labourers, who were inside a sewer, were trapped under debris when a heap of earth fell on them, said eyewitnesses. The other workers tried to evacuate them, but in vain.

punjab Updated: May 24, 2016 22:26 IST
HT Correspondent
Police inspecting the spot where three men were killed while working on the sewerage in Amritsar on Tuesday.
Police inspecting the spot where three men were killed while working on the sewerage in Amritsar on Tuesday.(Sameer Sehgal/HT Photo)

Three labourers were killed when they were buried under a heap of earth while replacing sewage pipes in Fatehpur area here on Tuesday.

The incident took place around 4 pm. Around seven labourers were engaged in replacing the sewage pipes near the new jail on the Fatahpur-Jhabhal road.

The three labourers, who were inside a sewer, were trapped under debris when a heap of earth fell on them, said eyewitnesses. The other workers tried to evacuate them, but in vain.

A police team reached the spot and the labourers were pulled out and rushed to a nearby private hospital where doctors declared them as brought dead.

The deceased have been identified as Kali Charan, Tejpal and Vijaypal ---all from Muradpura locality. The bodies have been sent for autopsy.