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2 Construction Workers Buried Alive as Earth Caves in at Construction Site in Tamil Nadu

Last Updated: October 09, 2022, 14:26 IST

Udhagamandalam (Ooty), India

The collector said action would be taken against those responsible for the safety of the workers. (File representative photo)

An inquiry has been ordered to ascertain whether the construction work was permitted

Two construction workers were buried alive while as many managed to escape after a portion of earth caved in on them while they were working at a building construction site near here on Sunday. According to police, the construction work was underway in Maccharekorai on the outskirts and four workers were cleaning the area. Suddenly, the earth caved in on them.

Though two people managed to save themselves, the other two were caught under the soil. Fire and Rescue Service personnel rushed to the scene and retrieved the bodies, which were sent to government hospital for postmortem, they said.

Meanwhile, Nilgiris District Collector Amrith visited the spot with senior officials. An inquiry has been ordered to ascertain whether the construction work was permitted. The collector said action would be taken against those responsible for the safety of the workers.

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