A Chinese miner died and another received injuries as a heap of coal fell on them at Barapukuria Coal Mine in Dinajpur’s Phulbari area on Thursday.
The deceased was identified as Sung Jing Seng, 48. The injured Bangladeshi miner Rezaul Islam was undergoing treatment at the company’s hospital.
Badrul Alam, public relations officer of Barapukuria Coal Mine Company Ltd, said that while cleaning a jammed coal hauler, a heap of coal suddenly fell on the duo.
Co-workers took them to a local hospital where on-duty doctor declared Seng dead.
However, production was uninterrupted, Alam added.