mounted up in Dhamra Port Township in Bhadrak district with reports of death of
four labourers inside Adani-Dhamra port.
occurred during manual unloading of coal in the core area of the port. While
four of the labourers engaged in coal handling are reported to have been
killed, at least three others sustained serious injuries.
officials did not specify the number of casualties.
tense in Dhamra. Agitating workers have staged road blockade. Irate workers on
rampage manhandled the port officials. Police forces have rushed to Dhamra to
bring the situation under control.
The officials of
Dhamra Port Company Ltd (DPCL) were not available for comments.
The Adani group in a press release said it
followed the highest and strictest standards of health and safety. “The safety
of our thousands of employees and contractual labourers is Adani’s top-most
priority and we have a well planned safety training programme for our employees
and those of contractors as well. We will investigate this matter fully and
find out the exact reasons of this unfortunate accident,” said the release.
According to the
latest media report, it is said normalcy is slowly returning to Dhamra port.