One dead, two trapped in cliff collapse in Kutch, rescue operation on

One dead, two trapped in cliff collapse in Kutch, rescue operation on

Bhuj, December 24, 2022

A worker died and two others were trapped after a cliff collapsed at a mining site in Kutch on Friday evening.

Rescue operations are on to save the trapped workers.

Khavda Police Sub Inspector D B Vaghela said, "On Friday evening, around 6.10 p.m., a 20 to 30 feet long and heavy cliff collapsed, under which two trucks and JCB machine were crushed. One worker has died, a truck driver who jumped out had suffered injuries and was rushed to hospital for further treatment. Two other workers are trapped under the rock and rescue operation is on."

The officer said that the deceased is identified as Ashok Kumar Patel. The two trapped workers are Gyanprasad Kaul and Jai Singh, all three hail from Madhya Pradesh.

Six to seven JCBs are deployed to remove debris and rescue two workers.

Truck driver Hanish Kanch jumped from the vehicle and had a miraculous escape.

IANS

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