Three killed as coal stack caves in


Irate over the mishap, the labourers went on a rampage and set fire at four places including the main gate of the port. It was also decided that the port management will bear the study expenses of the children of the deceased. Security issues will also be discussed in the meeting.

"After having a detailed discussion with company and Labour department officials, we have chose to give compensation of Rs 20 lakh each to the families of the victims".

Das said apart from Rs 20 lakh compensation to each deceased family, the port management will provide employment to a kin of the deceased in port.

Wherever necessary, the injured workers would be allowed to take three months paid leave, sources said.

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Meanwhile, the district administration and Red Cross will provide Rs 20,000 and Rs 10,000 respectively to the families of the deceased labourers for the latter's cremation. "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", said the statement.

On the other hand, six platoons of police have been deployed on the port premises to avoid any further eventuality.

The Port experienced law and order problem after death of three labourers on duty inside the port campus.

"We have recovered three bodies and three have been rescued in critical condition", a DPCL official said.