A tragic incident occurred in Gujarat’s Bhavnagar area, claiming the life of a young boy from Udhampur, Jammu and Kashmir. The incident occurred on Friday when a group of boys, who were employed as labourers at a factory, got trapped in a lift.
Reports indicate that they were unloading merchandise when the lift malfunctioned and broke down.
The group of boys, all from Lati belt in Udhampur district, suffered injuries, with one of them identified as Jagdev son of Hemraj receiving a serious head injury, which proved to be fatal.
The other injured boys have been identified as Ashok Kumar, Mohan, Ankit, Deepak, and Yashpal. They are currently receiving treatment for their injuries.
Union Minister Jitendra Singh expressed his condolences and provided updates on the situation through a Twitter post.
Singh noted that he was in touch with the local authorities and hospital management and that Lok Sabha MP Bharatiben Shivalik was also following up on the matter.
In the post, Singh referred to the incident as an “unfortunate mishap” and described the injuries sustained by the boys as “sustaining.”
The tragic incident is a reminder of the importance of workplace safety and the need for regular maintenance and checks on equipment such as elevators.
It is hoped that the appropriate authorities will conduct a thorough investigation to determine the cause of the malfunction and prevent similar incidents from happening in the future.