Monday, May 28, 2007

Two persons died after burying alive under the soil due to earth quake

Two persons died after burying alive under the soil due to earth quake

The earth quake that hit on May 26 at 11.20 A.M. took the lives of two workers. While Prakash Tamang and Ritesh Chhetri were working for construction on the foundation site of a house near Namchi and Choja raod, the earth quake caused to collapse the wall and buried the two. The wall was 15 feet in height where 12 workers were working. While other ran away and saved their lives, the two buried alive. The police and the local people immediately rushed for the rescue but the two persons found dead on the spot.Two construction labourers were killed in a mudslide triggered by a mild quake at Rabongla in south Sikkim saturday, police sources said.

The two were engaged in construction of a building along Rabongla-Ralang road when the mudslide occurred following mild tremors felt in the area, DIG (Range) Akshay Sachdeva told.

The bodies of Prakash Tamang (25) and Ritesh Chettri (18), both of them labourers from darjesling have been found, he added. An earthquake measuring 3.3 on the Richter scale, has hit West Sikkim, Met office here said.

The quake, occurred at 1558 hours on Saturday, was epicentred at Latitude 27.2 degrees north and Longitude 88.3 degrees east off the region, the office said.