4 killed in underpass railway underpass collapse in Jharkhand’s Dhanbad


PTI

Dhanbad, July 13

Four workers were killed when an under-construction railway underpass collapsed in Jharkhand’s Dhanbad district. Officials gave this information on Wednesday.

The incident happened on Tuesday night near Chhatakuli village under Balliapur police station, about 13 km from Dhanbad district headquarters.

Six workers employed by a private contractor were working on the underpass under construction between Pradhankanta and Sindri rail section.

The portion broke after a goods train crossed a nearby track. According to officials, nearby villagers reached the spot and tried to save them, but were unsuccessful.

Railway and administrative officials reached the spot for rescue.

Sindri DSP Abhishek Kumar said that all the laborers were residents of Kulhi village of Balliapur police station area.

Angry villagers blocked the track and it was removed around 5.30 am, officials said.