At least one worker was killed and several others were injured after a landslide occurred in Sylhet’s Companiganj during hill cutting this morning.
However, local sources said the death toll was six – all of them workers who were cutting the hill in Bholaganj around 10:00am, our local correspondent reports.
Ruhul Amin, officer-in-charge (investigation) of Companiganj Police Station, said that one worker was killed during the incident. The identity of the deceased could not be ascertained.
A police team was sent to the spot to investigate the incident, he added.
Nasreen Jahan Fatema, Companiganj upazila vice-chairman, said six people died in the hill slide.