Gref Labour killed while working at NH 10 , angry worker block NH for 3 hour

Mukesh Sharma
Kalimpong 6 Nov:

One labor Kapil Mishra, (49), resident of Suntale, Lohapool, under Kalimpong sub division was killed in an accident at 20th Mile on NH10, this morning, when a major portion of the roadside protection wall fell and crashed on him.

It was learnt that the incident occurred at around 9:30am under Rambhi Police station area at 20th Mile on NH10 between the border area of Kurseong and Kalimpong sub division. Meanwhile, following the accident, normal traffic flow on NH10 has been affected and hence there was a traffic snarl for hours on both the ends of the road, till 12:30pm after the incident occurred.

Talking to the reporters, a senior CPIM CITU leader, from Kalimpong, Mr. Tara Sundas said that the deceased labour was earlier a member of the Citu affiliated Grave Labour Union. Hence, as soon as they came to know about the incident, he and other activists of the CITU visited the incident site to take stock of the incident and accordingly provide aids from their side.

As per Mr. Sundas,during the accident, the deceased Mishra was working at the recently widened portion of NH10. He had been clearing the road side drain when suddenly a major portion of the road-side protection wall fell and crashed on him which buried him alive. Later, with the help of (JVC) machine the debris of the road side protection wall was dugged up till they saw the arm of the deceased after which the other workers assembled at the site fished out his dead body. When the work was going on there was a huge traffic snarl on both ends of the road.
Meanwhile, senior officials from Border Road Organisation (BRO), and several police officials from the nearby police outposts and stations including from Rangpoo in Sikkim and Kalimpong visited the site.
MLA Dr H.B.Chettri who was stuck in the Jam after labour jam the road went and visited the spot and gave Rs 25,000 to the dead kins . He later talked with OC Rajesh Joshi for the compensation amount.
Mr. Sundas further added that as a condolence and to pay homage to the deceased labour, tomorrow they have called a day off for the labourers tomorrow from their side to participate in the funeral.
Later soon, they would sit with the BRO  to demand proper facilities and compensation for the deceased  family as well as other matters like safety measures for the workers.

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