On Tuesday, one miner has died as the Barapukuria coalmine in Dinajpur district caved in. Nineteen other miners were trapped in the tunnel. All of them have been rescued.
Robiul Islam, president of Barapukuria Coal Mine Workers’ Union, informed that the roof of phase no. 2 of shaft 1108 caved in around 10:30 am. A rescue mission was launched immediately.
This accident killed one miner named Ranjit. His body has been recovered. The injured miners were taken to Rangpur Medical College, Phulbari Upazila Health Complex and the mining company’s medical centre.