Ananthu B Ajikumar
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Adani Group offers Rs 1 cr to family of man killed by tipper in Vizhinjam, here’s why

Ananthu was killed on March 19 after a boulder fell on him from a moving tripper that carried granite blocks to the under-construction Vizhinjam International seaport in Thiruvananthapuram.

At Vizhinjam in Thiruvananthapuram, where the Adani Group is building an international sea port, speeding tipper lorries, often laden with granite blocks destined for the project with payloads exceeding permissible limits, have left a trail of accidents. But little was done to stop the accidents from recurring.

On March 19, Ananthu B Ajikumar, a 26-year-old and fourth year BDS student of NIMS Medicity in Neyyattinkara, died after he was hit by a rock projectile from a tipper lorry. The tragic mishap caused by flagrant violation of motor vehicle rules shocked the state.

It happened the same day that Adani Vizhinjam Port Private Ltd (AVPPL) announced winning an international safety award for the year 2023 from the British Safety Council for keeping workers and workplaces safe.

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