Uttarakhand Tragedy: Body of 8th labourer reaches Uri, buried

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By GNS on 24/12/2018.

Uttarakhand Tragedy: Body of 8th labourer reaches Uri, buried

Srinagar, Dec 24: Body of the 8th labourer, killed in Uttarakhand, reached his native village from Uttrakhand state on Monday.

On Friday, at least 15 labourers came under a mountain portion when a poclain was working to make way for a road near Bansbada area of Uttarakhand’s Rudraprayag district. While seven had a miraculous escape, the bodies of as many others were recovered on the same day.

On Saturday, after about more than 24 hours of the incident, the body of the missing labourer, a teenager (Majid Khan) was recovered from under the debris.

The bodies of seven persons reached the native villages on Sunday and included that of Bilal (20) resident of Uri, Sibbeer (30) of Bagna Baramulla, Abdul Rashid (60) of Uri, Imtiaz Ahmad (26) of Handlanga Baramulla, Mushtaq Ahmad (30) of Uri, J Hamid Sheikh (30) of Uri, and  Gulzar (20) of Uri.

The body of Majid Khan was brought to Uri by road from Uttarakhand and was handed over to the family for last rites, SDM Uri Basheer Ul Haq told GNS.

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