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Worker killed in Sylhet stone quarry

At least a worker was killed and another injured in a mudslide while they were extracting stones from a quarry at Shah Arfin Tila in Companiganj upazila on Wednesday.

The deceased were identified as Kasa Mia, 45, while the injured one as Abdul Gani, 55, said Inspector (Investigation) Dilip Kanta Nath of Companiganj Police Station.

“Another two workers are missing since the incident,” said the inspector.

The mud of the stone quarry collapsed on the worker while they were extracting stones around 12:00pm, police said quoting locals.

One of the victims died on way to Sylhet MAG Osmani Medical College, said the inspector adding: “A fire service team from Sylhet will visit the spot on Thursday morning.”

Earlier on Sunday, five workers were killed and three others injured in a similar incident at Bholaganj quarry in the same upazila.