Six employees crushed to loss of life in Andhra quarry


The accident occurred this afternoon when the employees had been attending to their common duties. ( PTI Photograph/Representational picture solely)

Six employees had been crushed to loss of life below boulders following a landslide in a quarry at Phirangipuram in Guntur district of Andhra Pradesh on Saturday. One other employee was significantly injured within the incident and was taken to the Authorities Basic Hospital in Guntur, an official stated.

The state authorities has introduced an ex-gratia cost of Rs 5 lakh every to the kin of the deceased, stated Guntur District Collector Kona Sasidhar. The accident occurred this afternoon when the employees had been attending to their common duties. A landslide brought on the boulders to roll over the employees, killing six individuals and injuring one other, he stated.

Among the many deceased, three employees belonged to Phirangipuram space, whereas the others hailed from Donabanda in Krishna district, the official stated. Sasidhar, who visited the scene of the mishap, stated a magisterial inquiry has been ordered into the incident and the mining division directed to confirm if the quarry had a sound licence.

“We’ve got retrieved 5 our bodies to date and we’re bringing in further tools to take away the particles and retrieve the sixth physique,” the Collector stated. He stated all quarrying exercise in Phirangipuram space was being briefly suspended and the mining division has been requested to confirm if the quarries had legitimate licences. “We are going to take stern motion if there are any violations,” the collector warned.

Chief Minister N Chandrababu Naidu expressed grief over the accident.

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