Youth killed as mud quarry caves in

Source: The Hitavada      Date: 14 Mar 2018 09:42:54



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A youth died after a mud quarry caved in near Nargaha river in Dhanpuri city. Sensation prevailed in the area when the mud quarry caved in and hundreds of locals gathered near the spot to find out who all were trapped in the mud quarry.
Police informed that near Nargarha nullah, one Nanbabu had deployed workers for digging up mud for brick kiln. Suddenly quarry caved in and Bhura Kol and Babloo Kol were trapped. Locals rushed to their help and rescued Babloo Kol but Bhura Kol was buried beneath large heap of mud and hence could not be rescued. Soon police were informed about the mishap, then TI Satish Dwivedi rushed to the spot along with his team. After toiling for hours, mud was removed and then body could be taken out.

The body was taken to government hospital for post mortem, the family members of deceased and locals demanded for compensation as deceased was very poor. Then Nanbabu agreed for payment of compensation. However police has booked case under Section 304 and SC-ST Act 3,2,5 against Nanbabu. He was arrested and presented before Court.On receiving information, SDM, Sohagpur Lokesh Jagid, District Mining Officer, Tehsildar, SDO Shivendra Singh Baghel also reached the spot and inquired in detail about the incident.SDM, Sohagpur directed for imposing ban on coal excavation. District Mining Officer also called Surveyor of Sohagpur Area and asked for taking action on illegal mining.SDOP, Dhanpuri Shivendra Singh Baghel said that matter is being investigated and action would be taken against the guilty.