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2 die, one hurt as marble block collapse in Udaipur mines

Udaipur : In a gruesome incident 2 labourers died as a large marble block collapsed at a green marble quarry in Masaro ki Obari in Rishabdev tehsil of the district. The incident took place in the wee hours of Sunday morning at Narayan marbles in the area. Hundreds of tribals had gathered at the spot and refused to let start the rescue operation unless the association agreed to their demand of Mautana (compensation). The association announced 16 lakh rupees each for the deceased and the police could then begin the process to remove the block and pull out the mutilated bodies.

According to the sources, one Prakash, a resident of Nagaur district and Govind Meena resident of nearby Balua village were working deep down inside a marble quarry when suddenly a huge marble block collapsed over them. The block was told to be as large as the size of a room and weighed in tons, eye witnesses said. There were no chances of the labourers to be saved and their bodies were badly crushed, police said. However, Raju, another labourer who was working nearby managed received serious injuries who was taken to nearby hospital and later referred to Udaipur. Soon as the news spread, large number of tribal people began gathering at the spot and demanded Mautana for the victims. Representatives of the green marble association held talks with the labour union leaders and finally both parties agreed on a compensation of 16 lakh rupees each. Later afternoon, the police started with the rescue operation with the help of cranes to remove the huge block.



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