Bhopal: Three children were on Wednesday buried alive when a portion of the land they were digging caved-in in Madhya Pradesh’s Damoh. Police said that five children were engaged in soil digging work at the land plot located in Botrai village, while two were standing to collect the soil when suddenly a portion of the land caved-in, burying the three children under the loose soil debris. Also Read - After Rajasthan, Locusts Enter Maharashtra, Delhi - Why is This a Worrying Situation?

The other two kids immediately alerted some villagers who rushed to the spot and pulled out the trapped children from the debris. The three victims, all cousins and aged between 10 and 15 years, were rushed to a community health centre in the nearby Patharia town where doctors declared them brought dead, the police official said. Also Read - Madhya Pradesh Electricity Department Leaves Man Startled After Complaint, Says Remove BJP And Elect Congress For Cheaper Bill

A case has been registered at the Patharia police station and an investigation is on into the incident, he added. Also Read - Passengers Coming by Flights to Madhya Pradesh Will be Scanned For COVID-19 on Their Arrival

In an earlier incident, four labourers were buried in Uttar Pradesh’s Bareilly district. The deceased, along with 4 other labourers were working on laying 4G cables for a private telecom company. While working they slipped into a six-feet-deep pit, after which a mud mound collapsed on them. The rains had made the surface slippery. The labourers slipped into it and the mud mound accumulated on the sides gave way burying them alive.

Out of the eight labourers who got trapped, three were pulled out successfully during the rescue operation, carried out by the district authorities. However, four of them, could not be saved, an official informed IANS, adding that one body was still trapped in the debris.