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.