Man killed as soil caves in at mine in Odisha’s Sundargarh

Sundargarh: A man died and another person sustained critical injuries as soil caved in at a non-operational limestone mine at Hatibari under Nuagaon block of Odisha’s Sundargarh district, today.

The deceased has been identified as Sadananda Surin (20). Victim Arabinda Lugun has been admitted to Hatibari hospital for treatment.

According to reports, the two were illegally quarrying limestone at the mine of a private company when a portion of soil caved in and fell on them. Both were rescued in a critical condition and rushed to the Hatibari hospital, where Sadanada was declared dead.

Tension ran high at the hospital as locals created ruckus due to absence of doctors for an hour after the arrival of the victims. Irate locals then locked the main gate of the hospital and staged dharna. Policemen have been deployed on the hospital premises to avoid any untoward incident.

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