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2 colliery workers die in roof collapse

Press Trust of India  |  Burdwan (WB) 

Two colliery workers were killed after a portion of the roof fell on them in in district, police said on Monday.

The deceased - Chandrasekhar Giri (50) and Kaleshwar Mahato (42) - were working at the Khottadih colliery of when the chunk of the roof collapsed around 4 am on Sunday, a said.

Giri and Mahato had died by the time they were recovered from the rubble, he said.

Fellow colliery workers staged a protest against the incident, demanding compensation for their family, before the ECL management assured them of adequate ex gratia, the said.

A member of the workers' union alleged that ECL - a subsidiary of - did not follow safety norms at the collieries.

He, however, said that the management will offer employment to one family member of both the deceased and pay Rs 7 lakh each as compensation.

The management of the company could not be contacted for comment.

(This story has not been edited by Business Standard staff and is auto-generated from a syndicated feed.)

First Published: Mon, October 08 2018. 14:35 IST
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