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Hyderabad: 2 killed as mound of mud caves in at construction site

Hyderabad: Two women labourers were on Monday killed and two others injured when they got trapped under a huge heap of mud at an under-construction site in Madhapur area in Hyderabad, police said.

The incident occurred around 10:15 am burying two women workers alive while two other workers — both men — managed to escape with minor injuries. They have been shifted to a nearby hospital, they said.

“Around four labourers were working on erection of pillars 40 feet below ground level for a commercial complex when a huge heap of mud (of the retaining wall) caved in and they got trapped beneath it,” Deputy Commissioner of Police (Madhapur Zone) Vishwa Prasad said.

The deceased were identified as A Bharatamma (25), belonging to Nizamabad district and P Kistamma (45), a native of Medak district, the DCP told PTI, adding that the bodies had been sent for post-mortem and police were in the process of registering a case against the builder.

Hyderabad Mayor B Rammohan, who visited the spot, announced an ex gratia of Rs 8 lakh each to the family of the deceased workers, of which Rs 2 lakh will be given from Greater Hyderabad Municipal Corporation and Rs 6 lakh from the Labour department.

PTI