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8 Labourers Die In Nainital After Part Of Hillock Falls On Them

Eight of them were asphyxiated to death while one was rescued alive.

11/12/2016 10:38 AM IST | Updated 11/12/2016 10:44 AM IST
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NAINITAL -- 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 R S Hyanki said.

Eight of them were asphyxiated to death while one was rescued alive, he added.

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 besides Ajay Kumar, Mithun, Arun, Devindra and Ujjwal from Palamu in Jharkhand, he said.

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

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