Labourer killed after being hit by rocks in U'khand

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Gopeshwar (Uttarakhand), May 26 (PTI) One labourer engaged in road construction work on Badrinath national highway was killed on Wednesday after being hit by rocks falling from the hillside following a landslip, police said.

The incident occurred near Marwadi between Joshimath and Badrinath when rocks falling from the hillside hit three labourers engaged in a road construction project along the highway, Joshimath police station incharge Hemkant Semwal said. One of them was killed on the spot. He was identified as Naresh, a labourer of Nepali origin who hailed from Shimla in Himachal Pradesh, he said.

Another Nepali labourer Krishna and one Prem Singh, a labourer from Ravigram in Joshimath, were injured in the incident. They were referred to the district hospital after first aid, Semwal said. PTI Corr ALM MA MA MA

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