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Thursday, Sep 19, 2019

2 labourers killed in illegal sand mining operation

The victims, Ghuman Singh and Kulwinder Singh, had been hired by one Sukhraj Singh to dig out sand from his agricultural field, police said. Chak Aul village is located near Ravi and often sand is found below fields, which is illegally mined and sold.

cities Updated: Aug 27, 2019 05:29 IST
HT Correspondent
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Hindustan Times, Amritsar
The two victims had a dug a deep pit but the heap of sand they had built fell on them. They  were rushed to the hospital where doctors declared them brought dead. The incident took place around 4.30pm.
The two victims had a dug a deep pit but the heap of sand they had built fell on them. They were rushed to the hospital where doctors declared them brought dead. The incident took place around 4.30pm.(Representative image)
         

Two labourers, who were illegally mining sand from a field, died after a portion of the sand they had dug out fell on them at Chak Aul village in Ajnala sub-division on Monday.

The victims, Ghuman Singh and Kulwinder Singh, had been hired by one Sukhraj Singh to dig out sand from his agricultural field, police said. Chak Aul village is located near Ravi and often sand is found below fields, which is illegally mined and sold.

The two victims had a dug a deep pit but the heap of sand they had built fell on them. They were rushed to the hospital where doctors declared them brought dead. The incident took place around 4.30pm.

Ajnala Police Station station house officer Amandeep Singh they had recorded the statements of eyewitnesses and a case will soon be registered. 

First Published: Aug 27, 2019 00:48 IST