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2 labourers crushed to death by truck in Barishal

Two labourers were crushed to death under the wheels of a sand-laden truck in Barishal city in the early hours today.

The victims, Yunus, 50, and Habib, 25, used to live in West Kaunia area under Ward 1 of Barishal City Corporation, reports our Barishal correspondent quoting police.

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According to police and locals, Yunus, Habib, and some other workers were trying to move a truck that got stuck in the sand. As the truck reversed suddenly, the two were crushed under its wheels and died on the spot.

Sagir Hossain, officer-in-charge of Kaunia Police Station, said they were run over by the truck that was unloading the sand to fill the pond of a contractor's house in the dead of night.

The labourers lived in a rented house of contractor Mamun Chowdhury, he said.

Police and fire service recovered the bodies this morning and sent them to Barishal Sher-e-Bangla Medical College Hospital for autopsy.

The truck has been seized, police said.

A complaint was yet to be filed in this regard.