Worker dies inside tunnel

Mandi: A labourer died inside a tunnel after a rock fell on him while working at a road construction project at Bhawana near Sundernagar in Mandi district.

The?victim was identified as Dinesh Thapa (38) from Nepal.

According to police, the victim was engaged in cutting work inside the tunnel and a rock fell on him during work yesterday evening injuring him badly. He was rushed to civil hospital in Sundernagar, but died on the way.

According to DySP, Sundernagar, Kulbhushan Verma, police has started investigation into whether there was any negligence on the part of the company.

No representative of the company was available for comment.

Thapa’s body was handed over to his relatives after post mortem.

Work was stopped at the spot after the incident.