Two killed in Kerala as mound of earth caves in at a laterite quarry, eyewitnesses attribute incident to wet soil

Two people were killed on Tuesday in Kerala when a mound of earth caved in on them at a laterite quarry, police said.

Press Trust of India June 18, 2019 18:16:07 IST
Two killed in Kerala as mound of earth caves in at a laterite quarry, eyewitnesses attribute incident to wet soil
  • Two people were killed Tuesday when a mound of earth caved in on them at a laterite quarry, police said

  • The deceased Abdul Rahman (48) and Vinu (35) were buried under the mass of mud, which caved in suddenly, they said

  • Eyewitnesses said the earth caved in due to wet soil. Though they were rushed to the hospital, their lives could not be saved, police said

Kozhikode: Two people were killed on Tuesday when a mound of earth caved in on them at a laterite quarry, police said.

The deceased Abdul Rahman (48) and Vinu (35) were buried under the mass of mud, which caved in suddenly, they said.

Two killed in Kerala as mound of earth caves in at a laterite quarry eyewitnesses attribute incident to wet soil

Representational image. AP.

"We have registered a case under Section 304 of the Indian Penal Code. The case has been registered against the landowner and three persons who run the quarry. We are looking into the allegations that the quarry was operating illegally," a police official told PTI.

Eyewitnesses said the earth caved in due to wet soil. Though they were rushed to the hospital, their lives could not be saved, police said.

Updated Date:

Find latest and upcoming tech gadgets online on Tech2 Gadgets. Get technology news, gadgets reviews & ratings. Popular gadgets including laptop, tablet and mobile specifications, features, prices, comparison.

also read

NEET cut-off 2020: NTA to release UG cut-off marks shortly; all details here
India

NEET cut-off 2020: NTA to release UG cut-off marks shortly; all details here

The 'cut-off' comprises of the minimum qualifying percentile and score that a student needs to pass the exam; NEET 2020 cut off will be declared online with the results

Parliament Monsoon Session: LS passes farm bills as Harsimrat Kaur Badal quits PM's Cabinet in protest; RS discusses COVID-19 management
India

Parliament Monsoon Session: LS passes farm bills as Harsimrat Kaur Badal quits PM's Cabinet in protest; RS discusses COVID-19 management

In the Rajya Sabha, Union minister Harsh Vardhan said that a coronavirus vaccine is likely to be available in India by early next year and added that the Centre is aiming to bring down India's COVID-19 mortality rate

KEAM 2020 rank list for admissions to Engineering and Pharmacy courses released at cee.kerala.gov.in
India

KEAM 2020 rank list for admissions to Engineering and Pharmacy courses released at cee.kerala.gov.in

The scores of the candidates who appeared in KEAM 2020 was released on 9 September, 2020, by the Commissioner for Entrance Examinations Kerala