Four workers died after a roof in a coal mine project at the State-owned Singareni Collieries Company Ltd (SCCL) collapsed on them in Mancherial district of Telangana on Wednesday.
The incident occurred at Srirampur area while roof-stitching was on, the SCCL and the police said.
A portion of the roof fell on the four workers, in the age group of 32 and 60, burying them under the rubble and resulting in their death, they said.
Chairman and managing director of SCCL N Sridhar conveyed his condolences to the bereaved families.
Also, he ordered an enquiry into the incident and directed the officials concerned to submit a report. "It should be seen that such incidents do not recur," he said.
The top official, in a press release, announced employment to one eligible member of the family of each of the victims besides a compensation between Rs 70 lakh and Rs 1 crore.
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