Nine labourers killed near Pune as tunnel lift cable snaps

first_imgAt least nine migrant labourers were killed after an elevator box being used for an under-construction tunnel plunged into the ground near Bhigwan in Pune district, 100 km from here.The incident occurred on Monday evening. The tragedy struck as the deceased were emerging from the underground tunnel aimed at linking the Nira and Bhima Rivers near Indapur Taluk. The deceased have been identified as Mukesh Maurya, Mukesh Kumar, Sushant Pandi, Sabinga Naidu, Avinash Reddy, Chhotu Gole, Surendra Yadav, Rahul Narute and Balram Suan.“The elevator carrying the workers and construction equipment plunged down at least 100 feet after the cable broke. We will be conducting a thorough probe into the tragedy,” said Inspector Neelkanth Rathod of the Bigwan police station.The State government has announced an ex gratia of ₹2 lakh to the kin of the deceased, informed State Water Resources Minister Girish Mahajan.The labourers were working on the project which involves the construction of a 24.8 km-long ‘Nira-Bhima Link -5’ underground tunnel which is to enable the waters of the Nira River to be linked to the Bima River Bhima in a bid to bring relief to parched districts in the State.last_img read more

Filoil: UP, Adamson roll past foes

first_imgMOST READ Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles01:00Chief Justice Peralta on upcoming UAAP game: UP has no match against UST02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games02:11Trump awards medals to Jon Voight, Alison Krauss Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next For the complete collegiate sports coverage including scores, schedules and stories, visit Inquirer Varsity. Private companies step in to help SEA Games hosting Juan Gomez De Liaño led UP with 17 points while Jun Manzo added 15 for UP, which climbed to 4-2.In the other game, Papi Sarr and Simon Camacho powered Adamson past Jose Rizal University, 70-52.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSPalace wants Cayetano’s PHISGOC Foundation probed over corruption chargesSPORTSSingapore latest to raise issue on SEA Games food, logisticsSarr collected a double-double with 15 points and 10 rebounds while Camacho came off the bench and had an all-around game with 12 points, four rebounds, three steals and two blocks.“Simon is one of those rare players who come in once in a while and who does not need the ball to make an impact,” said Tonichi Yturri, filled in for Adamson head coach Franz Pumaren, who attended to other matters. “He changed the complexion of the game when he came in.” Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. DA eyes importing ‘galunggong’ anew LATEST STORIES Catholic schools seek legislated pay hike, too Ethel Booba twits Mocha over 2 toilets in one cubicle at SEA Games venue ‘Rebel attack’ no cause for concern-PNP, AFP MANILA, Philippines—Even without two key players, University of the Philippines still proved too much for Mapua in an 80-71 win in the Filoil Flying V Preseason Cup Monday at Filoil Flying V Centre in San Juan.The Fighting Maroons, who hardly felt the absence of Ricci Rivero and Kobe Paras, flaunted their depth and turned to their defense to blow the game wide open in the third quarter.ADVERTISEMENT Cayetano: Senate, Drilon to be blamed for SEA Games mess Ateneo rallies past FEU, enters PBA D-League semis Camacho and Sarr teamed up helped the Falcons build a commanding lead en route to their fourth victory in five outings. Two-day strike in Bicol fails to cripple transport PDEA chief backs Robredo in revealing ‘discoveries’ on drug war View commentslast_img read more