GUWAHATI: At least five workers reportedly died in an accident while constructing a deep well in Meghalaya’s West Jaintia Hills district on Monday.
Immediately rescue operation was pressed and a special rescue team reached the spot and recovered the bodies of five persons from different levels of the under-construction, 35-meter-deep well at Mihmyntdu village on the outskirts of Jowai town.
Luckily, two other workers were rescued from the well.
It was suspected that the labourers had probably fallen unconscious due to the fumes of a pump they were using to draw water.
The rescued workers are undergoing treatment, the official said.