2 killed as under construction well in Malappuram caves in, 4 escape unhurt


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While Velayudhan and Achutan were working inside the well, soil from the top caved in on them. The other four, who were standing near the well managed to run away to safety.

Tanur: Two labourers died after a well under construction caved in on them here in Malappuram district on Friday. The deceased were identified as Tanur Mukkola natives Velayudhan (63) and Achutan (63).

The incident took place around 8.30 am. Six labourers were digging a very deep well near a house at Moolakkal.

While Velayudhan and Achutan were working inside the well, soil from the top caved in on them. The other four, who were standing near the well managed to run away to safety.

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The other labourers raised an alarm and local residents gathered at the spot. On information, police and fire and rescue service came to the spot and carried out rescue efforts with the help of local residents but their lives could not be saved.

As the well was deep, it took several hours of effort with the help of two earth movers to retrieve the bodies. The bodies were retrieved by 12 pm. The bodies were taken to the District Government Hospital.

The area had received heavy rains the other night. This presumably led to the cave in.

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