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Firefighters rescue labourer trapped in underground drain   


HUBBALLI: A labourer was almost buried alive in an underground drain at Bailappanavar Nagar here on Monday, May 18. 

Yellappa got stuck soon after getting into the drain. The earth suddenly caved in, trapping him inside. Battling for life, Yellappa screamed for help. 

Passersby rushed to his help but found it impossible to pull him out. They called the fire and emergency services personnel. Rescue workers rushed to the spot soon after, pulled Yellappa out and took him to the KIMS hospital nearby. 

Yellappa was hired by a contractor named Nagesh Hanchinmani, who is now absconding. The jurisdictional Ashoknagar police are conducting investigations. 

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