Accident in Tunnel of Shongthang-Karcham Project: 2 supervisors died due to trolley wire breaking; Investigation of the incident started, second accident in a month

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An accident occurred in the tunnel during the construction work of the under-construction Shongthang-Karcham hydroelectric project on the Sutlej river in district Kinnaur, Himachal Pradesh. Two supervisors died after the trolley wire broke. On information, the police reached the spot and took the body in possession and sent it for post-mortem. Along with this, a case has been registered and investigation has been started into the cause of the accident.

According to information received from the police, on Monday evening, construction work was going on in the Shar Shaft Tunnel located at Ralli of the 450 MW Shongthang-Karcham Hydroelectric Project. During this, the trolley wire broke while working inside the tunnel. Two supervisors died in the accident. Both have been identified as 49-year-old Bihari Lal resident of village Shula, Post Office Nankhari and 35-year-old Khub Ram resident of village Guman, Post Office Niramand, District Kullu.

Senior Manager of HPPCL Hemraj said that two supervisors have died in the accident due to breaking of trolley wire at the construction site of HPPCL’s hydroelectric project near Shongthang. Relief amount has been given to the families of the deceased as per rules. With this, the investigation of the incident has been started. Here, DC Abid Hussain Sadiq says that 2 employees have been reported dead due to breaking of trolley wire in the tunnel. All possible help will be provided to the family by the administration.

Such an accident happened even 1 month ago

A similar incident happened a month ago in the Tindong power project of district Kinnaur. During this two laborers died. However, regarding this matter, DC Kinnaur Abid Hussain Sadiq had directed ADM Pooh Ashwani Kumar to conduct a magisterial inquiry and submit the report within a week, whose report has not come till date.

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