A six-year boy died on impact and another four year old was critically injured when a hume pipe rolled over and crushed them at Hejo in Thimphu yesterday. The incident took place around 11am when the boys had gone out to a nearby shop.

The four-year boy was taken to hospital.

Residents said the hume pipe rolled and trapped the children.

The hume pipes were stacked above the road for the ongoing sewer construction along the road. Residents said the area is unsafe for commuters and children.

“Who should be responsible for safety? Is it thromde, contractors or parents? Someone should be responsible,” said a resident.

Phub Dem