One labourer died and 18 others went lacking close to the Indo-China border in Arunachal Pradesh’s Kurung Kumey district.

Kumey river in Arunachal Pradesh. (Photograph: India Right now)

One labourer died and 18 others are lacking close to the Indo-China border in Arunachal Pradesh’s Kurung Kumey district. The labourers have been concerned in highway works in Damin, after they went lacking every week in the past.

All 19 went lacking final week from the challenge website and the Deputy Commissioner confirmed that the physique of 1 labourer was present in a close-by river.

The Border Roads Organisation (BRO) has been developing an enormous community of infrastructural initiatives in northeastern states, and these labourers have been introduced in to finish highway works in Damin circle, a distant space close to the Indo-China border.

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As per Deputy Commissioner Bengia Nighee, one lifeless physique was discovered. However as per native experiences, there’s a buzz that every one labourers have drowned within the Kumey river in Damin.

The challenge website is inside Damin close to the Indo-China border. The labourers reportedly pleaded with the contractor, Bengia Bado, to offer them depart to rejoice Eid pageant however when the contractor refused to offer permission, they fled on foot however went lacking in deep jungles of Kurung Kumey district, the police official mentioned.

In line with him, 18 labourers are nonetheless lacking. A rescue crew will likely be despatched to the challenge facet to search out the lacking labourers and to confirm the experiences that every one labourers drowned within the Kumey river.

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