Six Nepalis killed at Mutla’a construction site in Kuwait. (Screengrab)
KATHMANDU: Six Nepali workers killed and two others injured when a huge pile of sand and gravel collapsed at a construction site in the Kuwait’s Al-Mutla’a area.
The deceased are Ek Bahadur Gaha of Palpa, Gangaram Chaudhary of Siraha, Basanta Gurung of Taplejung and Shayam Narayan Chaudhary of Dang. Identification of two others killed is yet to be ascertained.
According to eyewitnesses, the laborers of a Chinese company were busy working on installing manholes at block 1, N5 district when the pile of sand and gravel fell on them and buried them in the ditches intended for building the manholes.
When the Control Room received information about the incident, more than 20 ambulances with paramedics rushed to the site with rescue officers from Jahra Fire Station and Technical Rescue Center.
Two other Nepalis were injured in the mishap.