Two labourers have narrowescape while digging trench

  • HT Correspondent, Hindustan Times, Ludhiana
  • Updated: Aug 29, 2014 13:02 IST

Two labourers had a narrow escape when a heap of soil fell on them while they were digging a trench at Mahadev Nagar here on Thursday.

Sources said the labourers were rescued by locals and received multiple injuries.

According to police, the victims were digging a trench when a heap of soil fell on them.

An eyewitness said the labourers were rescued with the help of JCB machine. Meanwhile, inspector Jatinder Singh at the Daba police station said: “Both the labourers were taken for treatment before we reached the spot. They were inspecting the sewer pipe when the incident took place. However, nobody has complained about any negligence.”

When contacted, VK Gupta, executive engineer, Punjab Water Supply and Sewerage Board, said: “I have no information about the incident.”

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