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6 workers electrocuted in Narsingdi

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Dhaka- Six workers of a motor garage died of electrocution near a filling station at Gakulnagar in Raipura upazila in Narsingdi on Wednesday afternoon.The deceased were identified as Barkat Hossain, 18, Hakim Miah, 50, Awal Miah, 20, Kawsar, 30, Miah, 30, Zakaria, 25, Abul Fazal, 30.Officer-in-charge of Raipura Police Station Delwar Hossain said when the six workers were returning a 20-foot iron ladder to nearby Lalmia Filling Station on completion of work at the garage, it accidentally came in touch with an overhead high-tension wire around 4:20 pm.Five workers died on the spot after being electrocuted while another one suffered serious injuries, he said.The injured, Abul Fazal, died on the way to the Bhairab Hospital, the OC said, adding that the bodies were sent to Narsingdi Sadar Hospital for autopsy. UNB news agency

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