Madhya Pradesh: NHRC Notice To Govt On Death Of 5 Labourers In Morena

Madhya Pradesh: NHRC Notice To Govt On Death Of 5 Labourers In Morena

The NHRC took suo moto cognisance of a media report that five workers died after inhaling poisonous gas while cleaning a tank at a factory in Morena district on August 30.

Staff ReporterUpdated: Friday, September 01, 2023, 11:24 PM IST
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Bhopal (Madhya Pradesh): National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) has issued a notice to government over the reported death of five workers while cleaning a tank at a factory in Morena district, officials said on Friday. The NHRC took suo moto cognisance of a media report that five workers died after inhaling poisonous gas while cleaning a tank at a factory in Morena district on August 30.

The Commission has observed that contents of reports amount to a violation of human rights. Apparently, the workers were unaware of the presence of toxic gases in the tank and were not wearing safety gear.

The Commission issued notices to Chief Secretary and Director General of Police and sought a detailed report in four weeks. It has also asked Morena district collector and SP to submit a detailed report of the incident within one month.

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