In the latest development in the Tirunelveli quarry rockslide rescue mission, another fatality has been reported. Lorry cleaner Murugan is said to have succumbed to his injuries.
In a major mishap in Tirunelveli’s Adaimidhippankulam stone quarry pit in the late hours of Saturday, boulders came rolling as six workers, who have been working there, were trapped.
An NDRF squad comprising 30 personnel was deployed to carry out the rescue operation. The Navy helicopter from Rameshwaram was sent back as it could come of use due to the inclement weather in the operation.