Labourer trapped in drain pipe in Cuttack

Labourer trapped in pipe in Cuttack, rescue operation is on

Cuttack: A person engaged in cleaning a pipe of a pumping station near Tulsipur Police Colony in Odisha’s Cuttack got stuck inside the pipe on Thursday.

The man was sucked in a pipe as he had got in to clean the garbage in the pipe.

It is alleged that the pumping station officials had accidentally switched on the pump when he was in cleaning the pipe. This resulted in sucking him inside the pipe for about 25 feet.

Meanwhile, a rescue operation is on by Fire brigade and ODRAF team.

Sources said sufficient oxygen is being released into the pipe so that the trapped labourer does not suffer from suffocation.

A JCB machine has been engaged in the rescue operation.