Odisha: Labourer stuck 30-feet inside water pipe in Cuttack rescued after six hours

Odisha: Labourer stuck 30-feet inside water pipe in Cuttack rescued after six hours

Sampad Patnaik | The Indian Express

A labourer was rescued alive after he was stuck for more than six hours in a water pipe in Odisha’s Cuttack district, prompting a massive rescue operation by government authorities. The labourer, identified as 50-year-old local resident Prana Krushna Muduli, was cleaning the pump house pipe of Cuttack’s Police Colony and got stuck 25-30 feet into the pipe, which was less than three feet in diameter.

Sources say the pump operator, who was unaware of the Muduli’s presence in the pipe, switched on the pump and the force of water swept the labourer thirty feet inside the pipe. He could not come out as he was stuck in a crouched position. After being rescued, he was rushed to SCB Medical College for a health assessment…(Read the full story)

 

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