Seven laborers died after being buried under a pile of 100 tons of maize, police rescued one person
Karnataka: A police officer said that during the search and rescue operation, the bodies of seven labourers were taken out while one person was rescued. Seven workers from Bihar died after being trapped under a heap of about 100 tonnes of corn when a machine collapsed at the warehouse of a private food processing unit in Aliabad industrial area.
A major accident took place in Vijaypur, Karnataka. Seven labourers from Bihar died after being trapped under a heap of about 100 tonnes of corn after a machine collapsed in the warehouse of a private food processing unit in the Aliabad Industrial Area. Police were informed about this incident on Tuesday.
"Three people were injured, but they were not trapped. One of the trapped people was rescued, while seven died. All of them are labourers," Vijaypur Sonawane Superintendent of Police Hrishikesh Bhagwan told news agency PTI. " The incident happened on Monday evening.
The police officer said that during the search and rescue operation, the bodies of seven labourers were taken out, while one person was rescued. Another senior police officer said, "Maize processing machines are equipped with funnels filled with maize, which are very heavy. It partially collapsed and the workers working under it got trapped. These workers were carrying 100 tonnes of maize. Stuck under the corn."
The search and rescue operation started around 6 pm on Monday and continued till 11 am on Tuesday. However, the police have registered a proper case in the matter and have started an investigation. Action will be taken against the one who is negligent in this matter.