GUNTUR — At least seven construction workers were buried alive under heaps of mud following a landslip at an under-construction commercial complex in Andhra Pradesh’s Guntur, about 35 km from Vijayawada, late on Saturday night.
Police sources said the mishap occurred when a 30-feet deep cellar was being dug for a proposed multi-storey building at Lakshmipuram in Guntur.
The workers were engaged in building the compound wall when the earthen mound around the pit caved in burying them in mud and slush.
Eight workers were said to be on the spot when there was a sudden landslip, trapping them inside, the police said. A man identified as Maria Das miraculously survived.
Police could extricate the body of one worker from the site while efforts were on to trace the others.
PM congratulates Nepali national cricket team
KATHMANDU— Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli has congratulated Nepali national cricket team for being able to clinch the International T20 series.
PM Oli in a tweet extended best wishes and congratulations saying he was very happy to know Nepal’s win over the UAE by 14 runs in the third match of the series.
Winning T20 series is another landmark success for Nepali cricket, he said, adding, “It is big achievement for Nepal’s cricket. I would like to heartily congratulate entire members of Nepali cricket squad”.