Three labourers working at a construction site suffocated to death on Friday after being buried alive under excavated earth while digging a sewage line in Sector 76.
The three men have been identified as Sajid (22), Aarif
(21) and Naushad (22) — all residents of Ghaziabad.
Sources said they were working on the site since Friday morning. They were going further down as they excavated earth and mounted it on the side but the pile caved in on them.
The three were rescued by the other workers who were at the spot and rushed to the Park hospital in Sector 47. Two were declared brought dead and the third worker succumbed to his injuries later in the night.
The work was being undertaken by Huda through a third party contractor. When approached for a comment, cops said that they were investigating the matter. “We are trying to identify the contractor and an FIR will be registered once the families file a complaint,” said Dinesh Kumar, SHO, Kherki Daula police station. He added that the families of the three workers had been intimated about the incident.
Sources claimed that the administration as well as the cops weren’t aware of the incident till late on Friday evening.