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Monday, 3 August 2020

2 die as heap of mud caves in

Tribune News Service

Karnal, August 2

Two women labourers died in Biana village, while three other sustained injuries after they got trapped in a heap of mud on Sunday. They were working under the Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Act (MGNREGA) scheme. The deceased were identified as Gyano Devi (58) of Nagla Roran, and Suraiya (40) of Biana village, while among the injured are Hansraj, Amit of Biana and Ashok of Nagla Roran village.

Meanwhile, Deputy Commissioner Nishant Kumar Yadav ordered an inquiry into the incident. "An inquiry will be initiated in this tragic incident and action will be taken if anyone is found responsible," he said, adding that compensation would also be given as per the Act.

As per information, the incident took place around 11 am when around 40 workers were working at the site when a heap of mud caved in and fell on them. Other workers pulled them out and rushed them to the hospital. Of them Suraiya and Gyano were declared dead by the doctors. The police have registered a case against the contractor and no arrest has been made so far.

"We have registered a case against contractor Seth Pal under Section 304-A, 336, and 337 of the IPC," said Jai Narayan, incharge Biana police post.

from The Tribune

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