Three labourers were killed and one was injured when a heap of soil fell on them while digging a pit in the coastal town of Bantwal near Mangaluru, police said.
According to police, the three labourers were digging the pit for the foundation of a building next to a hillock when the incident occurred on Saturday evening.
A heap of soil fell on them, killing them on the spot. The injured had been hospitalised, police said.
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