Briefly Nation: 5 coal mine labourers killed in mishap

5 coal mine labourers killed in mishap

SHILLONG: Five coal mine labourers were killed when the cable of a trolley containing coal snapped mid-way in a coal pit in East Jaintia Hills district, the police said on Sunday. The incident occurred last Friday around 9 pm at Umpleng Cement area, they said. While pulling the trolley up, the cables snapped. This resulted in the trolley landing on top of the five labourers crushing them to death.

4 dead in cylinder blast at steel plant

Bhubaneswar: Four labourers were charred to death and three others sustained serious burn injuries when an LPG cylinder exploded in Labour Colony of Bhusan Steel Plant near Meramundali in Dhenkanal district on Sunday morning. The deceased were contract works of Larsen and Toubro Company that is building a blast furnace for the plant. Eyewitnesses said there was a massive explosion at around 5 am.

Tiger found dead in Maharashtra

NAGPUR: A tiger was found dead in South Brahmapuri range of Chandrapur district on Sunday. "A tiger has been found dead. It is not yet know how it died. We will be able to say something tomorrow after post-mortem," said Principal Chief Conservator of Forest (Wildlife) S W H Naqvi. Range Forest Officer P M Chaudhari said, "The body parts are intact and the death appears to have happened four-five days ago."

3 cops hurt in C'garh landmine blast

RAIPUR: Three police personnel were injured in a landmine blast triggered by Naxals in Chhattisgarh's Gariyaband district on Sunday, the police said. "Deputy SP R K Minj, constables Thaneshwar Verma and Gaurav Shrivastava were injured in the landmine blast triggered by the ultras near Dagnai Nala under Mainpur police station limit in the wee hours today," SP Ramgopal Garg said.

Karnataka: Elephant tramples farmer

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