According to authorities, a tragic landslide occurred in the Dakshina Kannada district’s Sullia region, resulting in the deaths of three migrant workers. The deceased individuals have been identified as Somashekar Reddy, Shanthavva, and Chandrappa. The police have reported that the laborers were constructing a wall on Saturday when they were buried alive by the landslide.
The Superintendent of Police (SP) of Dakshina Kannada, Dr. Vikram Amate, has informed the media that a case has been filed against Aboobaker (the owner of the house), Nagaraj (the mason), and Vijayakumar (the engineer) for their negligence. The complaint was filed by the sibling of one of the victims. Further details about the case are yet to be released.
The tragic incident has sparked outrage among the public, who are demanding stricter regulations and enforcement of safety measures to ensure that similar tragedies do not occur in the future. The lack of proper safety measures and disregard for the lives of workers, particularly migrant laborers who are already vulnerable, has been a pressing issue in India’s construction industry.
It is essential for the authorities to take swift action and ensure that those responsible for the tragic incident are held accountable for their negligence. Additionally, proper safety measures must be implemented and enforced to prevent such incidents from occurring again in the future.
In conclusion, the landslide in Sullia has claimed the lives of three migrant workers, and charges have been pressed against the house owner, mason, and engineer for their negligence. The incident serves as a reminder of the pressing need to prioritize the safety and wellbeing of workers in India’s construction industry.