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Three workers die as underconstruction grid tower collapses

Press Trust of India  |  Amaravati (AP) 

Three workers died and an equal number injured when a power grid tower under construction collapsed at village in district Thursday, police said.

The victims, hired by a contractor, were said to be from

"The accident happened when a high tension power line was being built. The collapsed while being fitted and caused injuries to six workers," a said.

Three of them succumbed to injuries in hospital, while the rest are being treated, the said over phone.

district B Lakshmikantam expressed grief over the incident and announced an ex gratia payment of Rs 10 lakh each to the next of kin of the deceased.

The ex gratia would be paid under the Workmen Compensation Act to the families of the deceased, the said in a statement.

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

First Published: Thu, December 06 2018. 21:55 IST