Hyderabad: Thunderbolt killed two workers and injured 14 others at the Palamur-RR lift irrigation project site on Wednesday.
The incident occurred at the tunnel leading to Narlapur underground pumhouse where explosive material was stored for blasting purpose.
There was hailstorm at the project site all of a sudden at 2 pm followed by a thunderbolt due to which the blasting material exploded. All the dead and injured workers hail from Bihar.
Chief engineer at the site Linga Raju said, “The incident occurred when the thunderbolt struck. There was no human error in this case. The bodies of two workers have been shifted to Nagarkurnool for post-mortem. The injured were rushed to Global Hospitals in Hyderabad for better treatment.”
The project construction works were going on at a brisk pace in Eluru gram panchayat limits of Kollapur mandal in Nagarkurnool district when the accident occurred.
Kollapur CI Sriram Saibaba said, “There was a sudden heavy rain at the project site which was followed by a thunderbolt. The blasting material kept at the site exploded due to short circuit.”...