Maharashtra: Four killed, 10 injured in road accident in Sangli

A speeding truck rammed into a parked tractor-trolley in Maharashtra’s Sangli district on Tuesday, killing four people, all of them sugarcane workers, and injuring 10 others. Police Said, PTI reported.

The accident took place in the early hours on Miraj-Pandharpur Road in Kavathe Mahankal town in western Maharashtra district, about 375 km from Mumbai, an official said, according to PTI.

A tractor-trolley carrying sugarcane workers was parked on the side of the highway after its engine belt broke. According to PTI, while the repair work was going on, a speeding truck collided with a trolley attached to a tractor, killing four workers and injuring 10 others.

workers injured in this Accident The bodies were taken to Miraj Civil Hospital, while the bodies were taken to Kavathe Mahankal Rural Hospital, the news agency reported on Tuesday.

Meanwhile, two contract workers reportedly died during renovation activity at an underground mine of Eastern Coalfields Limited in West Bengal’s Paschim Bardhaman district on Tuesday, an official said.

The mine was not in operation, he said.

According to PTI, the incident occurred around noon at Chinakuri Mine No. 1 in Raniganj’s Sodepur area during the renovation of an old headgear attached to a shaft used to transport miners underground.

“Repair work scheduled for this afternoon took a tragic turn when the girders supporting the structure collapsed, causing two contract workers, who were restrained by their safety belts, to fall. Sadly, both workers died in the accident. Lost his life.” An ECL spokesperson said, according to PTI.

Sources said that the crater is about 2,200 feet deep.

The officials took prompt action and recovered the bodies of the deceased, the spokesperson said.

The news agency reported on Tuesday that the company assures that legitimate compensation will be provided to the families of the deceased workers following the established rules and regulations.

The official said the matter will be investigated in due course and necessary corrective actions will be implemented to prevent such tragedies in future.

(With PTI inputs)