Rashmi Ranjan

Two workers lost their lives due to a landslide while they were working in a railway tunnel located on the Koraput-Rayagada line on Wednesday.

The deceased have been identified as Ravi Prapeka from Burja village and Jahruddin from Assam.

According to sources, the mishap occurred in the under-construction tunnel number-2 under Laxmipur block in Koraput district during the doubling of railway line in the section.

The bodies of the two deceased have been sent to Laxmipur hospital and the local police have reached the spot to initiate an investigation into the matter, sources added.

Meanwhile, family members of the deceased have demanded compensation and raised questions over safety measures followed by the private company engaged in the construction work.