Two workers killed in quarry mishap in Kozhikode
Kozhikode: Two persons died after being trapped under the soil when earth caved in at a laterite quarry in Pazhamparambu in Cheruvadi here on Tuesday morning. Cheruvadi native Abdu Rahman and Malappuram Omanoor native Vinu died in the mishap.
Though they were rushed to hospital, their lives could not be saved. Other workers on the site realised that Abdu Rahman and Vinu were trapped under the soil only after a long time. Later, they struggled for hours to take both of them out.
There are many laterite quarries in Pazhamparambu area. Abdu Rahman and Vinu were working in the deep quarry when the earth caved in. The edge of the quarry was wet after the rains and this portion fell on the workers.
Tehsildar Premachandran responded that the quarry was functioning illegally. Stop memo was issued multiple times. The land was levelled in the name of banana cultivation. The bodies are shifted to Kozhikode Medical College hospital.