Excavator driver killed in Vasai landslide, workers trapped | Mumbai news - Hindustan Times
close_game
close_game

Excavator driver killed in Vasai landslide, workers trapped

May 30, 2024 11:32 AM IST

The excavator had begun digging when the ground suddenly gave way, causing the driver and the excavator to become trapped in the debris

An excavator driver was killed, and several workers became trapped under debris following a landslide on Wednesday night in Vasai. The incident occurred at approximately 9:30 pm while the workers were engaged in laying a pipeline for the Surya water supply project along the Versova Bay Bridge.

NDRF personnel at the site
NDRF personnel at the site

According to the police and rescue operation personnel, the excavator driver died when the landslide struck as the workers were busy installing the pipeline. The project is being carried out by private firms, including Larsen & Toubro.

Now catch your favourite game on Crickit. Anytime Anywhere. Find out how

At the time of the landslide, excavation work for the pipeline was underway. The excavator had begun digging when the ground suddenly gave way, causing the driver and the excavator to become trapped in the debris.

The police and fire brigade were alerted to the incident and quickly arrived at the scene to begin rescue operations. Several workers were successfully rescued, according to the police.

The Surya water supply project, which aims to improve water distribution in the region, has an estimated cost of 1,600 crore. The incident has raised concerns about the safety measures in place for workers involved in such large-scale infrastructure projects.

Local authorities have launched an investigation into the cause of the landslide and will assess the site to determine the extent of the damage and any potential risks to the surrounding area. The identity of the deceased excavator driver has not yet been released, pending notification of family members.

Get World Cup ready with Crickit! From live scores to match stats, catch all the action here. Explore now!

Stay updated with all the Breaking News and Latest News from Mumbai. Click here for comprehensive coverage of top Cities including Bengaluru, Delhi, Hyderabad, and more across India along with Stay informed on the latest happenings in World News.
SHARE THIS ARTICLE ON
Share this article
SHARE
Story Saved
Live Score
OPEN APP
Saved Articles
Following
My Reads
Sign out
New Delhi 0C
Saturday, June 15, 2024
Start 14 Days Free Trial Subscribe Now
Follow Us On