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22 year old Indian man killed by shards of broken glass, says Seychelles police

Providence, Seychelles | December 4, 2014, Thursday @ 16:37 in National » GENERAL | By: Sharon Uranie | Views: 3034
22 year old Indian man killed by shards of broken glass, says Seychelles police

(Seychelles News Agency) - A spokesperson from the Seychelles police has confirmed that 22 year old Indian national Ravin Ramji Hirani, who worked for the Shreeji Construction Company, died this morning after sustaining injuries while unloading a container of glass window panes.

In a telephone interview this morning, the police spokesperson Jean Toussaint told SNA that according to reports the deceased along with other colleagues "were unloading the window panes from the back of the container to the company’s warehouse and during the process some of the glass shattered and they were injured."

The incident occurred at the company’s premises at Providence, an industrial zone on the outskirts of the Seychelles capital of Victoria.

Hirani was killed by shards of the broken glass while three of his colleagues were injured.

The incident was reported to the police and other emergency services at around 9 am local time.

In a press statement issued this afternoon the police say the incident was initially reported to the emergency services as an explosion.

"Taking to the scene it was however established that there was no explosion," reads the statement.

It was soon established that the loud noise had been caused by large panes of glass which had been dropped. The glass panes were being removed from a container to be placed in a warehouse. 

According to the statement, two of the three migrant workers who had been transported to the Seychelles Hospital and treated for injuries were later released. A third worker has been admitted to a hospital ward but his condition has been described as stable. 

An investigation is being conducted to determine the exact circumstances of the incident.


Story updated at 4.51 pm

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