11 labourers die, 36 injured as loading vehicle overturns

11 labourers die, 36 injured as loading vehicle overturns






11 labourers die, 36 injured as loading vehicle overturns


Jabalpur, MP: Eleven labourers were killed today and 36 others injured when the vehicle they were travelling in overturned and fell into a 20-feet deep pit near Nichi village this morning, police said. “The vehicle was carrying about 50 labourers from Charganva to a farmhouse at Bhedaghat when the mishap occurred. Eight labourers died on the spot, while three succumbed to injuries in hospital. The injured were admitted to the medical college hospital here,” said Additional Superintendent of Police Sooraj Verma. Madhya Pradesh Minister of State for Health Sharad Jain reached the hospital and took stock of treatment of the injured. Collector Mahesh Chandra Choudhary announced an ex-gratia of Rs 1 lakh each to the deceased’s kin and financial assistance of Rs 10,000 each to the injured. SP Mahendra Singh Sikarwar said that the driver and the vehicle owner were booked in the matter.

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