Hyva runs over sleeping labourers; 1 dead, 2 critical

KalingaTV News Network

Jharsuguda: At least one labourer was killed and two others sustained critical injury after they accidentally came under the wheels of a Hyva truck near an under-construction railway track in Chhualiberana village under Brajarajnagar police limits in the district last night.

The deceased labourers has been identified as Krushna Chandra Sahu. The injured are Dolamani Sahu and Luna Sahu.

The mishap took place late in the night when the victim trio were sleeping near the railway track which is being set up by the Odisha Power Generation Corporation (OPGC). The driver of the Hyva engaged on work at the construction site failed to detect them and ended up running over. While Krushna died on the spot following the incident the rest two sustained critical injury.

The injured were rushed to Burla Hospital by some fellow labourers immediately where their condition is stated to be critical.

Angry locals protested at the accident site against the Hyva driver’s negligence and later staged a gheraoe of the office of the Contractor who had engaged the victim labourers on work.

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