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8 labourers die after part of a hillock falls on them

Eight labourers were buried alive in Uttarakhand on Saturday evening when part of a hillock fell over them while they were working at a construction site.

india Updated: Dec 11, 2016 07:54 IST
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Rescuers at work in Ramgarh near Nainital after eight construction workers got trapped under construction debris.
Rescuers at work in Ramgarh near Nainital after eight construction workers got trapped under construction debris.(Twitter/@ANI_News)
         

Eight labourers were buried alive in Uttarakhand on Saturday evening when part of a hillock fell over them while they were working at a construction site.

Nine labourers were trapped alive when part of the hillock fell in Ramgarh, circle officer Bhowali RS Hyanki said.

Eight of them suffocated to death while one was rescued alive, he said. Most of the workers belonged to Lakhimpur Khiri in Uttar Pradesh and Jharkhand.

The deceased labourers have been identified as Deshraj, Rahul and Ramesh Rana from Lahimpur Khiri, Ajay Kumar, Mithun, Arun, Devindra and Ujjwal from Palamu in Jharkhand, Hyanki said.

The labourers were constructing a private residential building when they were buried alive.

First Published: Dec 11, 2016 07:53 IST

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