Bantwal, Dec 7: Three people lost their lives and another suffered critical injuries in a landslip at a construction site at Odiyoor under the limits of Vittla police station in Bantwal taluk today.
The incident took place while several people were digging land to erect pillar for new building and suddenly hillock collapsed.
Balappa Naika, 56, resident of Vittal Kasba village, Prakash, resident of Manila and Ramesh, 50, resident of Vittal Padnur were killed on the spot as they were buried alive.
Another person critically injured and battling for life, is being treated at a private hospital. A large number of people had gathered near the spot soon after the incident. It took several hours to pull out bodies from debris, added police.