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6 killed in freak mishaps in Jharkhand

In Garhwa, four youths had gone fishing at the Bhabani Khan dam and got stuck in the outlet pipes of the gates

Jamshedpur Published 16.10.21, 03:42 AM
Two workers were killed when a concrete mixer machine came into contact with an overhead electric wire in Gumla district, around 100km from capital Ranchi.

Two workers were killed when a concrete mixer machine came into contact with an overhead electric wire in Gumla district, around 100km from capital Ranchi. Shutterstock

Six persons died in two mishaps across Jharkhand on Thursday.

Two workers were killed when a concrete mixer machine came into contact with an overhead electric wire in Gumla district, around 100km from capital Ranchi.

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In Garhwa district, four persons who went fishing at a dam drowned after being caught in its radial gate.

According to reports, several contract workers were engaged in the construction of a building in Gumla’s Dumratoli Mohalla. The workers were setting up a concrete mixer machine when its top part came into contact with a 11KW live wire. Two workers who died on the spot were identified as Roshan Kharia, 34, and Alka Toppo, 20.

Ten injured workers were rushed to Gumla Sadar Hospital for treatment.

In Garhwa, four youths had gone fishing at the Bhabani Khan dam under Sribansidhar Nagar police station and got stuck in the outlet pipes of the gates around 10pm.

The bodies were fished out in the small hours of Friday after opening the dam gates in the presence of police officers.

The deceased have been identified as Bablu Oraon, 25, Anil Oraon, 25, Amresh Oraon, 17, and Nagendra Oraon, 22.

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