Landslide kills two in Comilla

Dhaka,  Wed,  28 June 2017
Published : 17 Mar 2017, 13:59:41
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Landslide kills two constructions workers in Comilla

A landslide in Comilla has killed two construction workers.

The incident was reported near Comilla Cantonment around 9pm Thursday.

The deceased workers, Tamim Hossain and Ashraful Islam, were building a wall for a market. Another worker, who sustained injuries, was rescued by locals, said police.

"They were working near a hillock without any safety precautions. The landslide crushed three people, killing two on spot," said Kotwali police OC Abu Salam Mia.   

Police, fire service and army officials were able to dig out the bodies after almost three hours of effort, he said, reports bdnews24.com.

The bodies have been sent to Comilla Medical College Hospital for autopsy.

Similar incidents were reported from Sylhet and Rangamati the same day.

The death toll was two at Sylhet and three at Rangamati.

 
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