Hyderabad: Two women labourers were today killed and two others injured when they got trapped under a huge heap of mud at an under-construction site in Madhapur area here, police said.
The incident occurred at 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 the bodies have been sent for post-mortem and police are 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, out of which Rs 2 lakh will be given from Greater Hyderabad Municipal Corporation and Rs 6 lakh from the Labour department.