Six die in Madhya Pradesh as soil caves in

June 4th, 2009 - 9:08 pm ICT by IANS  

Bhopal, June 4 (IANS) At least six people, including two women and two children, were killed in Madhya Pradesh in separate incidents of soil cave-ins, police said Thursday.
While two children were buried alive in Amarpur Bamhori village in Jabalpur district, two women labourers were killed when they came under a heap of soil in Gangiwara village in Chhindwara district. Two tribal labourers were also buried under the debris at an under construction well in Anjad in Badwani district.

“The mishap in Amarpur Bamhori occurred when Shyam Singh Gaur, 10, and Devi Singh Gaur, 8, who were playing near a drain, slipped into a six-feet deep ditch Wednesday evening. Simultaneously, the soil caved in burying them. The children died on the spot,” said sub-divisional officer Sanjay Jain.

In the second incident, Rajkumari, 30, and Mamta, 32, were killed when they came under a mound of soil that caved in at a construction site in Gangiwara village Thursday.

State Cooperatives Minister and district in-charge Gauri Shankar Bisen has announced a compensation of Rs.25,000 for the family members of each of the deceased.

In yet another incident, Sonu and Bhaiyu, died Thursday after they were buried under excavated soil at an under construction well at Anjad, police said.

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