Lightning kills three construction workers

Will request govt to compensate kin: MLA

Lightning kills three construction workers

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Tribune News Service

Patiala, October 2

Three construction workers died while one was seriously injured when lightning struck them at Rai Mal Majra village in the Bhadson block of the district. The injured worker is under treatment at Government Rajindra Hospital. The incident took place at 10.30 am. The deceased have been identified as Gurpreet Singh, Laal Singh and Gulzar Singh.

It has been learnt that workers were working at a brick-kiln at Rai Mal Majri village when lightning struck them. Harwinder Singh, the owner of the brick kiln, said he took the injured to the Bhadson Health Centre after the incident. “It is a very shocking incident. I am trying my best to help the injured,” said the owner.

Sukhdev Singh, Station House Officer, Bhadson, said the post-mortem would be conducted and bodies would be handed over to family members. Raj Kumar, state president, Democratic MGNREGA Front, said the government should provide compensation to the family members of the deceased. Besides, the government should ensure proper treatment of the injured worker.

Congress MLA from Nabha Sadhu Singh Dharmsot said, “All the deceased belonged to poor families. I will personally request the state government to provide compensation at the earliest.”

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