Worker killed, 8 injured in Gazipur building roof collapse

Worker killed, 8 injured in Gazipur building roof collapse

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Dhaka, 05 Jan – A worker was killed and others eight workers were injured after a portion of the roof of an under construction building collapsed at Faugan area of Sreepur upazila in Gazipur on Friday afternoon. The deceased were identified as Fakir Alam, 27, son of Abul Kashem of Char Muhurihat area under Dewangong upazila in Jamalpur district. Gazipur district administration formed a six members committee to probe the incident.Deputy assistant director of Gazipur fire service and civil defence station Mohammed Aktaruzzaman Liton said the roof of the under construction building of Resort at Faugan area of the upazila suddenly collapsed while some workers were working there at around 12.30 pm on Friday, leaving some workers trapped under the wreckage.On information, three fire fighting units from Joydebpur, Sreepur and Tongi fire station rushed to the spot and started rescue operation and found the body of Fakir Alam. They also rescued the injured workers and sent to them Gazipur Shahid Taz Uddin Ahmed Medical College Hospital.
The residential medical officer of the hospital Pronoy Bhuson Daash said, Rahim Badsha of Dinajpur district, Mahidul and Mintu of same district and Iqbal Hossain of Jamalpur district were bought to this hospital. But Rahim Badsha and Mahidul were shifted to Dhaka Medical College Hospital.
On the otherhand, Mohammed Aktaruzzaman Liton, DAD of Gazipur fire service station said, “It can’t be said now whether any more people are trapped under the debris”.
However, deputy commissioner (DC) of Gazipur Dr. Dewan Mohammed Humayun Kabir said that the Gazipur district administration formed a six members committee led by additional district magistrate of Gazipur Rahenul Islam to probe the incident. The committee was asked to submit the report within five working days. The DC Humayun Kabir also said that the deceased family member will be provided at tk 20 thousand from district administration. – Staff Reporter

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