Update February 23, 2015

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4 quarry workers killed in Sylhet landslide

Sumel Sarker

Landslide

Landslide

Sylhet, 23 February 2015, Nirapad News; Four workers died in a landslide while extracting stones from Bholaganj stone quarry in Companyganj upazila on Sunday night.

The deceased were identified as Moin, 40, son of Etim Hossain, Dana Mia, 42, son of Anwar Hossain, Delwar, 24, son of Shahjalal and Emdadul Haque Selim, 42, son of Siddik Ali of Kathalbari village in the upazila.

Officer-in-charge of Companyganj police station Delwar Hossain said the incident took place in between 8 pm and 9 pm when the workers were extracting stones from the quarry, leaving them dead on the spot.

On information, a team of police led by Akram Hossain, sub-inspector of Companyganj Police Station, rushed to the spot in the morning and started the rescue operation around 1 pm.

However, the bodies of the four victims could not be retrieved till filing of the report at 4:45 pm.

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