2 Indian Workers Injured on Gas Pipeline Construction Site

Kyauk Pru: Two Indian workers were injured on Monday when they were working at a pipeline construction site in Kyauk Pru Township in Arakan, said a worker close to them.

The workers – Brindar Thurkar and Rijkpoor – are from the Indian company Punj Lloyd, which is constructing the gas pipeline from Burma to China. The incident took place near Min Htet Taung Village in Kyauk Pru Township when the pipes where being connected one by one.

Brindar Thurkar was rushed to Kyauk Pru general hospital in critical condition and has been treated for injuries to his hands.

U Aung Mong, a worker from the project said the man’s hands had been broken in the accident while Mr. Rijkpoor received minor injuries to his fingers.

The Indian workers blamed the company Punj Lloyd for the incident because of the poor supply of tools the workers have been given to construct the pipeline, said U Aung Mong.