Bagura, Jan 13 (UNB) – Two workers died after falling in a crater while extracting sand from Nagor river in South Chatra village of Shibganj Upazila on Friday noon.
The deceased were identified as Khairul Sheikh, 28, son of Amjad Sheikh and Mosharof, 20, son of Mostafa. Both of them hailed form Baniachapor village in Alampur Union under Khetlal Upazila of Joypurhat district.
One of the workers was trapped in the crater when he got down investigating a faulty pipe while extracting sand, said Inspector Mizanur Rahman Khan of Shibganj Police Station.
Later, another worker went down to rescue him, but both of them buried when sand collapsed on them, he said.
Locals immediately took them to the upazila health complex where the doctors declared both of them dead, the inspector added.