4 Egyptians die excavating for monuments in hole


Police have reported that four archaeological excavators died in Awlad Yahya village, in the town of Dar al-Salam, Sohag governorate, after they fell and dirt trapped them into a hole on Wednesday.

Upon inspections of the scene by police officers in the Sohag Security Directorate, it was found that the men were excavating for monuments in a hole 4 meters deep, and 2 meters in diameter, when they fell and were trapped by the large pile of dirt.

Police transported the dead bodies to the Central Dar al-Salam Hospital, seizing the excavation tools.

Prosecution then announced that it would initiate further investigations on the incident, based on the police report.

Edited translation from Al-Masry Al-Youm.

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