12 labourers die while digging in Adilabad

May 25th, 2009 - 1:45 pm ICT by ANI  

Adilabad (Andhra Pradesh), May 25 (ANI): In a tragic incident at least 12 labourers, including five women, were killed and a person wounded when earth caved in while they were digging in Andhra Pradesh’s Adilabad district on Monday.

According to the police, the digging was being done to strengthen the base of an electricity tower at Mulkala village in Mancherial mandal of Adilabad district.

Though seven to eight metres deep earth had been dug using a machine, the labourers went inside to put cement material to strengthen the base of the massive tower before the earth caved in, official stated.

The bodies of the deceased had been taken out and the wounded labourer was admitted to a hospital.

All labourers belonged to Devarakadra of Mahabubnagar district. (ANI)

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