Phurpa Lhamo | Wangdue

The body of a 43-year-old expatriate worker, who passed away in an accident on January 6, has been sent to his home in Jharkhand, India.

On January 6, around 11pm, the man was run over by a tipper truck inside the machine hall, inside the powerhouse complex of PII.

He passed away on the way to the Jaiprakash Associates Limited (Jaypee Group) dispensary from the site.

According to Jaypee Group’s project manager, KK Sood, although the truck was moving slowly, as the road was narrow, the man who was standing beside the road, had slipped and fallen under the wheels.

All the formalities have been filled with help from the Indian Embassy and the project management to hand over the body to his family at earliest.

With two Jaypee group workers as escorts, the ambulance with the body left by 5pm for Phuentsholing from Bajo in Wangdue yesterday.

Rapid antigen tests for the two escorts and the ambulance driver were conducted.

The body will be handed over to two workers waiting across the border at Jaigaon.

The ambulance driver and the two escorts will be placed in isolation upon their return to Wangdue.

The deceased had been working with Jaypee Group in Bhutan since November 2015.

KK Sood said that he would be paid the insured amount of Rs 3.125 million (M).