more-news

Five killed as transmission tower collapses

Gurgaon, March 28 : Five migrant labourers from West Bengal were crushed to death after a power transmission tower fell on them in Haryana's Mewat district Thursday, police said.


Eleven people were also injured in the accident.

The tower collapsed in Sikrawa village near Punhana, around 80 km from here.

Three workers were crushed to death on the spot while two died of their injuries in hospital. The other injured have been admitted to a government hospital in Nuh.

The project manager and site engineers have been booked under sections 304 (culpable homicide not amounting to murder) and 34 (common intent) of the Indian Penal Code, Mewat's senior superintendent of police Sukhbir Singh told IANS.

Around 125 labourers were at work on two towers when one of them collapsed.

The fallen tower was to transmit electricity from Gurgaon to Agra.

Those killed have been identified as Munilal, 20, Muktarool, 22, Isrile Momin, 23, Rintu Shekh, 22, and Sabirool Shekh -- all from Malda district of West Bengal, said Devender Singh, Punhana police station chief.

--IANS (Posted on 28-03-2013)

more-news headlines

Renewal of land lease for army opposed in Kashmir

Polling over, AAP hunts for office in Goa

There is no wave of any political party in the country-Priyanka

UPA govt undermined dignity and prestige of India:Rajnath

Andaman demands one GBPS bandwidth from ISRO's new Satellites

BJP empowers one, Congress empowers all, says Priyanka

45 injured as train derails in Assam

De-recognise Samajwadi Party: BJP to tell poll panel

Jharkhand votes for six seats Thursday

Former home secretary battles caste in Bihar

Tiger found dead in Bihar's big cat reserve

Sensex trades flat during pre-noon session

Quick Links: Goa | Munnar | Pondicherry | Free Yearly Horoscope '2014

Comments

Your e-mail:


Your Full Name:


Type verification image:
verification image, type it in the box

Message:

Back to Top