Oman: Expat Workers Buried Alive In A Construction Site

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Six Indian labourers died in Oman during heavy rains when they were buried at an excavation site for a water pipeline project, emergency services said Tuesday.

“Rescue teams recovered the bodies of six Asian workers that were buried in a water project” in the coastal city of Seeb, about 30 kilometers (18 miles) northwest of the capital Muscat, the Public Authority for Civil Defense and Ambulance (PACDA) said.

“The workers were trapped in rainwater and mud while laying downpipes… underground in a site that was 295 metres (968 feet) long and 14 metres (46 feet) deep.”

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It took rescue workers about 12 hours to recover the bodies after pumping the water out, the authority said.

 

 

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