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3 from Assam among 12 dead in Mizoram Stone Quarry Tragedy

First Published: 15th November, 2022 15:43 IST

Three workers were from Assam who were among the 12 who died in the tragic stone quarry collapse in Mizoram. The three have been identified as Surajit Roy, Safikul Islam

Three workers were from Assam who were among the 12 who died in the tragic stone quarry collapse in Mizoram.

The three have been identified as Surajit Roy, Safikul Islam and Jaidul Islam.

All three were working as excavator operators at the site.

Twelve labourers were buried at the Maudarh stone quarry collapse in Mizoram on Monday evening.

One from Mizoram, two from Jharkhand and six from West Bengal were among the others buried in the quarry collapse.

The worker from Mizoram has been identified as Ajay Chakma, a resident of Tlabung village in Lunglei district. He was also working as an excavator operator.

So far eight bodies have been recovered while four are still feared trapped at the incident site.

Also Read: Mizoram Stone Quarry Collapse: 8 bodies recovered so far

Surajit Roy from Assam is one of the bodies that have been discovered.

Meanwhile, search and rescue operations are on for the four labourers who are still feared trapped.

According to local sources, 12 labourers were initially buried after the stone quarry near Maudarh village in south Mizoram’s Hnahthial district, collapsed on top of the workers Monday evening.

Police said that the labourers were employed by Anupam Bricks and Concrete Industries Limited or ABCIL. The company is engaged in in the construction and widening of National Highway No 54 between Hnahthial town and Zobawk village sector in Mizoram.

Sources said that the workers had dug too deep and disturbed the stone quarry’s stability, resulting in the entire hill coming down on the workers.

The landslip also buried five Hitachi excavators, a big stone crusher and a drilling machine.

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