Dhaka – At least four day-labourers have been killed after a chunk of mud in south-eastern Bandarban district fell on them, officials said on Monday.
The mudslide occurred when the workers were cutting the hill at a remote village of Ghumdhum of Naykhanchhari sub-district, located nearly 320 kilometres south-east of the capital Dhaka.
Local government official Jahangir Aziz said that the workers were cutting a portion of the hill to construct a canal at Boroitoli village, leaving four workers buried inside the mud. One person sustained severe injuries and was rushed to a local health facility. The rescuers recovered yet another one seven hours after the accident.
The deceased were residents of Ghumdhum.
A probe committee has been assigned to determine the reason for the hillside, said deputy commissioner of the district Aslam Hossain.