4 tea-garden workers killed in Moulvibazar landside

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Four tea-garden workers were killed and one was injured in a landside at Lakhaichara tea garden under Srimangal upazila in Moulvibazar district today.

The deceased were identified as Hiramoni Bhumij, 30, Puni Bhumij, 25, Radha Mahali, 25, and Shukantala Bhumij, 40.

The incident took place around 11:30 am, said officer-in-charge of Srimangal Police Station Shamim Ur Rashid Talukder.

Srimangal Upazila Fire Service and Civil Defense official Abdul Kadir said the four female victims went to collect mud to repair their houses but a hill slope collapsed on them and they were trapped under soil, leaving them dead on the spot.