TOP: They took three more bodies, the toll in the accident at the Sonbhadra quarry rises to 5

SONBHADRA: The death toll in the stone accident in the Billi Markundi area here has increased to 5, police said on Sunday. The bodies of three trapped workers were recovered around 4 am on Sunday.

The deceased have been identified as Gulab (26), (25) and Shivcharan (35), the police superintendent said Sunday. The bodies of two workers were removed on Saturday from the rubble of a rock that fell into the stone quarry here.

Police said a case has been filed against the owner of the mining strip (pattaa dhaarak) Suresh Keshri, unknown mining officials and others under the IPC.