Daijiworld Media Network – Udupi (EP)
Udupi, Oct 2: A Jharkhand-based worker died on the spot as the tree that was dangerously leaning over the Nagabana and the house as the tree being cut rolled over the workers.
The incident happened at Karandadi, Majoor village on Monday afternoon.
Sudhir Panje, a Bihar–Jharkhand-based daily wage worker was the deceased person.
The huge tree, locally known as Golimara ‘Ficus drupacea Thumb’ was leaning over a Nagabana, near Karandadi Vishnumoorthy Temple private land, was being axed.
Three workers who were cutting the tree got stuck underneath the tree debris. While one worker died on the spot two others were rescued and admitted to Udupi hospital.
The worker who died under the tree is being pulled out. Kaup police rushed to the spot. The tree is being removed with help from locals.
Kaup MLA Gurme Suresh Shetty, Kaup SI Abdul Khader, crime SI Purushotham and police staff have visited the spot. Locals helped in removing the fallen tree and in the rescue operations.