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Tuesday, January 19, 2010

Three die in coal mine incident

From our Staff Reporter

SILCHAR, Jan 19: Three labourers working in a coal mine in Khleriate died when an iron box fell over them last morning. Sources said one Samiruddin (18) died on the spot while Naimuddin (17) and another labourer whose identity could not be confirmed sustained serious injuries.

Both the injured succumbed to their injuries on their way to Silchar Medical College and Hospital. Police sources confirmed the news of the incident this morning although it had taken place last morning. Two more labourers –– Badarul Islam (17) and Lechu Mia (18) –– working at the coal mine also sustained critical injuries. It was reported that all the five labourers were from Bakrihoar and Katakhal areas. The three bodies have been handed over to their families. THE SENTINEL

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