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Three labourers engaged in mining in a gravel pit died

Keonjhar: 8/6/19;At least three labourers engaged in mining in a gravel pit died after being trapped in the quarry following a landslide in Keonjhar district today.

The tragic incident took place at Tulasichaura village in Keonjhar district. The deceased were identified as Rekha Deury, Nir Juang and Keshab Juang. Another woman labourer, Pata Mantri (35), was critically injured in the mishap. She was admitted to a hospital.

According to initial reports, the labourers were engaged in the extraction of gravel from the pit when it caved in. Soon the fire service personnel and local police with the help of locals launched a massive operation to rescue the trapped labourers.

The rescue team pulled out the bodies of three labourers. The condition of the woman labourer undergoing treatment at the hospital also remained critical.

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Ashok Palit has completed his graduation from Upendranath College Soro, Balasore and post graduation from Utkal University in Odia Language and literture.. He has also carved out a niche for himself as a scribe of eminence after joining the profession in 1988. He is also an independent media production professional. He brings loads of experience to Advanced Media, Ashok Palit as a cineaste has been active in film criticism for over three decades. As a film society activist, he soared to eminence for his profound commitment to the art film appreciation and aesthetics of cinema. His mode of discourse is often erudite but always lucid and comprehensible marked by a perfect acumen so rare in the field. A film aesthete with an immense fond of critical sensibilities, he wrote about growth and development of odia cinema in New Indian Express, The Times of India, The Hindustan Times, The Asian Age and Screen. He has been working as an Editor for Cine Samaya from 2002-2004.. He had made solid contribution on cinema in many odia Dailies and weekly such as Samaj, Prajatantra, Dharatri, Samaya, Satabadi, and weekly Samaya.

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