A Chinese worker named Sun Jing Sheeng (48) was killed on Wednesday night while working in the Barapukuria coal mine in Dinajpur.
A Bangladeshi worker named Rezaul Islam (45) was also injured in the incident, said public relations officer of Barapukuria Coal Mining Company and deputy general manager AKM Badrul Alam.
Alam said that while working at night inside the mine, the conveyor belt clogged from debris that came up from the ground along with coal. At this time, to remove the debris deposited in the closed belt bunkers, all the debris fell on top of Sun Jing Sheen.
Later, he was rushed to Rangpur Medical College Hospital and the on-duty doctor declared him dead.
The wounded Bangladeshi worker Rezaul Islam was provided treatment in Barapukuria Coal Mining Company Ltd-owned hospital.