Arun III Hydropower worker dies, two injured

Published On: May 3, 2023 12:53 PM NPT By: Republica  | @RepublicaNepal

KIMANTHANKA, May 3: A worker hired for the under-construction 900 MW Arun III Hydropower Project died after he was hit by a falling rock inside the project's audit-2 tunnel at Amarang of Makalu Rural Municipality-5.  The deceased has been identified as Prem Rai, 27, of Silichong Rural Municipality-5.

The District Police Office, Sankhuwasabha, said the incident occurred last night and Rai breathed his last this morning while undergoing treatment at Sankhuwasabha District Hospital. Two other people who were injured in the incident are Samamati Walita, 23, and Saimuddin Ali, 23, from Guwahati, India.  They are under medical treatment at the district hospital.

Over 300 workers including those from India have been hired for the project. The lack of a health facility at the project site has caused problems for them during health emergencies. In some cases, they are likely to face life-threatening circumstances in the absence of timely treatment. In addition to this, workers demand regular health-checkup services for them.



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