BANDA: A labourer died after he was buried under a mound of sand during "illegal mining" at a Banda village, police said on Sunday.
According to Circle Officer Atrara Siyram, the incident took place at Risaura-Pandadev village on Saturday.
During illegal mining at Risaura-Pandadev village, Gora Dhobi (32) was buried under a mound of sand and was seriously injured, he said.
He succumbed to his injuries on way to the hospital, the officer added.
Angry relatives of the deceased blocked a road in protest on Sunday morning.
The police officer said a case has been registered against the owner and driver of the tractor-trailer, which was being used in the mining.