Keonjhar, Jan 23: In a tragic incident, two daily wagers were killed in Keonjhar on Tuesday after a trench caved in during excavation.
Another labour was rescued from the spot and was rushed to the hospital.
The deceased have been identified as Arjun Lohar and Charan Lohar who are from the Joda area.
Sources said, a group of labourers were employed in digging trench for DI Pipeline network at the Kamarjoda village in the afternoon. Meanwhile, the excavated trench caved in wherein at least three labours were covered with soil and boulders. As a result, two labourers succumbed to suffocation. Being informed, the co-workers rescued another labour from the deep pit.
Police has reached the spot and initiated an investigation.
Updates awaited ......