Mudslide in quarry; 2 migrant workers killed
Malappuram: Two migrant labourers were killed in a mudslide at a laterite stone (red sand stone) quarry near Kottakkal here on Saturday. The deceased were identified as Assam natives Thanvar Ali and Abdul Khader.
The incident took place at a quarry in Perinkulam near Kottakkal on Saturday around 12.30 pm.
The mudslide occurred suddenly when the workers were cutting the stone at the quarry. Both were trapped under the mud. Though they were taken to a private hospital at Kottakkal, they were declared brought dead.
Five workers were on duty when the accident took place at the quarry. When the mudslide occurred, others managed to flee from the spot.
The natives alleged that the quarry has been functioning by violating all norms.