Three killed in Andhra granite quarry accident

 andhrapradesh | Written by : IANS Updated: Tue, May 09, 2017, 05:34 PM

Vijayawada, May 9 (IANS) Three workers were killed in an accident in a granite quarry in Andhra Pradesh's Prakasam district on Tuesday, police said.

The workers were crushed under a granite block which fell on them in a quarry in Mallayapalem in Ballikurava block.

Rescue workers recovered two bodies from the quarry. The deceased have been identified as Rammatu (45) and Palani (55).

Efforts were on to remove the body of a third victim.

Quarry owners and management officials fled after the incident.

The local government has launched an investigation into the incident.