Landslide at Kongoor, Narrow Escape for Excavator Operator

Landslide at Kongoor, Narrow Escape for excavator Operator

Mangaluru: A tragedy was averted during a landslide at Kongoor, Kulshekar here, on July 16.

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An excavator that was being used for the railway tunnel work and its operator narrowly escaped from falling down to a depth of about 20 meters. Due to the landslide, the excavator is now hanging in the balance. Efforts are on by Railway Department officials to safely retrieve the excavator.

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Speaking to, one of the engineers who was on the site said that work related to the railway tunnel was under progress during the incident. “When we were working on the site, a landslide occurred. This may be due to the heavy rains throughout the night causing the mud to loosen.”

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