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BRT project girder falls on private car, four die

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A girder has fallen from the Bus Rapid Transit project in Dhaka’s Uttara, killing four people in a passing car.

Two of the people in the car have been rescued and sent to the hospital after the accident occurred around 4:15 pm on Monday, according to

"The four bodies are still trapped in the car,” said Mohammad Mohsin, chief of Uttara West Police Station. "Two other victims with injuries were rescued and sent to the hospital."

The four bodies trapped inside were identified as the car’s owner Rubel, a woman and two children.

“A girder being moved by a crane fell onto a car,” according to Dewan Azad Hossain, an official from the fire service control room.

Two fire service units are conducting recovery operations at the scene.

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