Wednesday, March 19, 2008

The end (hopefully) and not the beginning of it...

An excerpt from today's Telegraph

1 killed in landslide

Gangtok, March 18: A labourer died and three were injured in a landslide at Biring, the construction site of a powerhouse, today, reports our correspondent.

The power house is part of the 99mw Chuzachen hydroelectric plant being developed by Gati Infrastructure.

Narayan Das (27), a resident of Bengal’s 24 Parganas, succumbed to injuries, while being taken to a hospital, about 45km away. Barun Roy, Mithun Sarkar and Babu Biswas have been admitted to the Rongli primary health centre.

The four, while digging earth, were buried under the debris. The labourers would be compensated, a company official said.

comment by praful rao

Even though the death was in Sikkim, the entire area falls into one contiguous geographic region and in the past few days parts of Sikkim and sub Himalayan W. Bengal have experienced a smattering of the first premonsoon showers.

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