Arun III: Worker dies after being hit by boulder

SHANKHUWASABHA, Aug 14: A man has died after being hit by a boulder falling from above in front of the tunnel of under-construction Arun III Hydro Project in the district on Tuesday evening.

The deceased has been identified as Keshab Shahi, 26, of Kalikot district.

The body of the deceased has been taken to district hospital for postmortem.

Preparations are underway to airlift the body to Kalikot, home district of the victim, on Wednesday.

The workers have brought the tunnel construction work to a grinding halt following the death of their colleague.