Jammu cable car project proves lethal days ahead of its inauguration by PM Modi

Leaves two labourers dead, four grievously wounded

Jammu, January 20: Two labourers died while four others sustained injuries on Sunday evening after a mock drill was being conducted at Jammu cable car.

The mock-drill at Jammu cable car project was being conducted days ahead of its proposed inauguration by Prime Minister Narendra Modi.

Sources told KNO that two labourers died while four others were injured at Jammu cable car project site during a mock drill when a rescue trolley fell down near Mahamaya Mandir.

They said that the injured were shifted to Government Medical College (GMC) for specialized treatment.

Eyewitness told KNO that the trolley in which around six labourers were on way to Mahamaya Temple from Peerkho area side suddenly fell down due to technical snag in which two labourers died on the spot and four others were injured whose conditions are stated to be stable after shifting to GMC hospital for further treatment.

They added that both the dead bodies of labourers also shifted to the hospital who were declared dead by the doctors.

The victims were identified as Manjeet singh s/o Jaswant singh r/o UP A/P Peerkhoo age 50/yrs, Balkeet singhbs/o Tarjeet singh r/o Trikuta nagar age 32/yrs, Ravinder s/o Kuldeep singh r/o UP A/P Peerkhoo age 30/yrs and Manjeet singh s/o Kuldeep r/o West Bengal A/P Peerkhoo age 32/yrs. (KNO)