A worker was killed in a fresh landslide at a stone quarry in Sylhet on Saturday morning.
The deceased was identified as Farman Ullah, 55, of Kaillagram village under Dakshin Sunamganj upazila in Sunamganj, police said.
Local residents said that the landslide occurred around 10:00am when a group of some 10 workers were extracting underground stones illegally digging a deep hole at the quarry at Lobhachara under Kanaighat upazila in Sylhet.
A huge chunk of earth fell on the workers while they were extracting stones from the hole, leaving Farman buried under it, they said.
The co-workers of the victim recovered the body removing the piled soil, they said.
It was the eighth such incident at stone quarries in Sylhet this year, which killed at least 12 people and injured more than 20 others.
Kanaighat police officer-in-charge Abdul Ahad told New Age that the victim’s body was sent to Sylhet Osmani Medical College Hospital in the afternoon for a postmortem examination.
‘A case will be filed after getting a written complaint in this regard,’ he said adding that they were trying to arrest the persons involved in employing the poor workers for illegal stone extraction.
Last year, at least 30 people were killed and 45 people were injured in 12 incidents of landslides at different stone quarries in the district.
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