Report by Akshya Rout; JAJPUR- Two workers were killed and one sustained injuries in a cave-in on Sunday in an illegal quarry in village Arua under Dharmasala police station of Jajpur district.
A large portion of the hillock caved in on some of the workers while they were doing illegal quarry works . Some villagers retrieved both the bodies , said Ranjan Das the collector of Jajpur.
Both the deceased workers have been identified as Strughan Samal( 46) of Arua and Kulamani Samal( 56) of Khajuria village. We will take necessary actions against the persons who illegally engaged deceased workers and others in the illegal quarry work, added the collector.
Dharmasala MLA Pranab balabantaray and Senior officials including the collector rushed to the spot on Sunday after this incident. Around two hundred villagers including many women gherored the officials and demanded immediate arrest of the contractor.
It may be recalled, that nine years ago 14 quarry workers had been killed in a cave-in in an illegal quarry at village Rangeitangala under Nijigard Gram Panchayat in Sukinda block of Jajpur district.