Labourer crushed to death in IISc Campus in Bengaluru BBMP announced Rs.5 Lakh compensation

Yogesh K Porwar & Avanth Kumar Kankariya

A 30-year-old labourer was killed and two others sustained minor injuries when a huge tree at the IISc campus fell on the compound where the victims are working to build storm water drain in Yeshwanthpur on Wednesday morning.

The deceased has been identified as Vasanth,a resident of Anekal.

Vasanth along with others were working for an agency which had taken up storm water drain work for the BBMP.

The incident occurred at around 5.45 am while Vasanth and others are busy with the construction activities,the tree crashed on the compound.

Vasanth crushed to death on the spot while two others escaped with minor injuries .

Passers-rushed to their help and alerted the BBMP and fire and emergency service personnel who rushed to the spot and joined the rescue operations.

Senior officials from the BBMP and police visited the spot to take stock of the situation and BBMP has announced Rs.5 Lakh compensation to labourer who lost his life.