3 labourers killed in quarry landslide

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Kochi, Dec 22 (UNI) At least three labourers, including a woman, were killed while one was seriously injured and another still feared trapped in the rubble folowing a landslide in a stone quarry at Kuzhoor at Muvatupuzha near here today.

Police identified the dead as Saramma and Jose, both from Kerala.

One more labourer, not identified so far, was suspected to be from Orissa, police said.

One more woman labourer was admitted in a serious condition to the Kozhencherry Medical Mission Hospital.

Police said search and rescue efforts were still on at the quarry site as one more labourer was suspected to be trapped under the rubble.

The accident occurred around 1620 hrs. While the majority of the labourers managed to flee to safety, five got trapped in the falling debris.

The landslide was suspected to have been triggered by explosives used to split open the rocks.


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