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Accident in Shungthong Hydro Project under construction on Sutlej in Kinnaur, 2 supervisors killed

Arun Negi

recongpeo. The accident took place in the under construction hydro project Shaungthong on the Sutlej river in Kinnaur district of Himachal Pradesh. Two supervisors have died in the accident. The accident happened on Tuesday afternoon.

According to the information, the construction of the project is going on in the headshaft of HPPCL hydroelectric project near Shungthong in Kinnaur. At the construction site, a trolley fell on two supervisors of Patel company present on the spot. In the incident, one supervisor died on the spot, while the other supervisor lost his life for first aid.

Confirming the news, Senior Manager of HPPCL Hemraj said that the hook of the trolley broke at the construction site of HPPCL Hydroelectric Project near Shaungthog in the district. The company’s supervisor and another contractor’s supervisor have died in the accident. He said that the families of both the deceased supervisors have been given relief as per rules. The incident is being investigated.

accident happened before

Actually, there are many hydroelectric projects in Kinnaur district and this is not the first accident here. Even before this, in the Tidong Hydroelectric Project last month, 3 laborers lost their lives due to a rock falling on the trolley. The administration had started investigation into the incident of Tidong project by forming an inquiry committee, but till now the investigation report has not come out. Frequent accidents are raising questions on safety.

Tags: Himachal news, Kinnaur News, Shimla News

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