Chennai, July 29 (BPNS)
Two people lost their lives when boulders and soil caved into a stone quarry in Kalpadi, Peramballur district on Friday morning. The deceased is C. Subramani (40), brother of the quarry owner, Murugesan, and a driver at the stone quarry, R. Senthil Kumar (35).
According to Perambalur, Superintendent of Police who visited the spot immediately after the crash, Subramani was standing on top of the quarry when suddenly soil and boulders under him caved in and he came crashing down to the quarry with boulders falling on him. He died instantly. Senthil Kumar was standing in the quarry and the boulders and soil came falling on to him as well leading to his death on the spot.
The bodies are taken to the Perambalur Government Hospital for postmortem. The Maruvathur police have commenced investigation into the case.
Perambalur district collector, Ms. Sri Venkada Priya, and Superintendent of Police, S. Mani reached the spot and conducted a detailed investigation of the incident. The district collector told media persons that the quarry has been temporarily shut down and the department of mines will conduct a study and submit a report on the incident immediately.