Two at Delhi Metro site killed after truck dumps sand

November 20th, 2008 - 1:44 pm ICT by IANS  

New Delhi, Nov 20 (IANS) Two labourers were killed while they were sleeping at a metro construction site in north Delhi early Thursday when a truckload of sand was accidentally dumped on them.Delhi Police got to know about the freak accident when a PCR van got a call from Nangloi around 8.30 a.m. about two bodies lying under the sand, found when work began at the metro construction site.

“They were sleeping in the space between two metro pillars in Nangloi. The truck accidentally dumped the sand on them and they died of asphyxiation,” a police officer said.

The victims are yet to be identified. It was not certain whether they were employees of the Delhi Metro Rail Corporation, the official said.

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