Six South Asian laborers have been reported dead in Oman during heavy rain fall.
The Public Authority for Civil Defense and Ambulance (PACDA) on Tuesday confirmed that rescue teams recovered the bodies of the workers which was buried in an excavation site for a water pipeline project in the city of Seeb.
“Rescue teams recovered the bodies of six Asian workers that were buried in a water project” in the coastal city of Seeb, about 30 kilometres (18 miles) northwest of the capital Muscat, the Public Authority for Civil Defense and Ambulance (PACDA) said.
“The workers were trapped in rainwater and mud while laying down pipes underground in a site that was 295 metres (968 feet) long and 14 metres (46 feet) deep.”
Following the incident, the General Federation of Oman Trade Unions has requested a thorough investigation into the incident.
The PACDA also seized the opportunity to admonish companies supervising construction projects to offer more protection to its workers by upholding safety regulations in all they do.