Labourer trapped inside pump station pipe; efforts on for rescue

Cuttack: A labourer has been trapped inside a concrete pipe of a pumping station while cleaning the choked pipe near the State police signal headquarters here in the morning today.

The labourer identified as Pranakrushna Muduli of Deula Sahi is safe inside the pipe. Rescue operation by ODRAF and fire officials is going on in full swing to pull him out safe, chief fire officer Sukant Sethi said.

He is being supplied with adequate oxygen and given glucose to sustain, he added. His leg has been trapped inside the narrow pipe for which he is unable to come out on his own.

An employee of the pumping station, Muduli was cleaning the pipe inside it. Another staff who was unaware about his presence inside the pipe, turned on the pump. As water gushed in, he was pushed 20 to 25 feet into the pipe.

Collector Sushant Mohapatra also rushed to the spot to monitor the rescue operation.


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