One dies in Gazipur construction site collapse

Published: January 05, 2018 17:05:18 | Updated: January 06, 2018 14:25:22


A worker was killed as the roof collapsed at a construction site in Gazipur.

The incident was reported on Friday from the district’s Sreepur Upazila.

The fire service said at least seven others have been taken to the hospital after the roof of an under-construction building collapsed.

Firefighters have launched a rescue operation. “It can’t be said now whether any more people are trapped under the debris,” said Assistant Deputy Director Md Akhtaruzzaman of the Gazipur Fire Service.

Witnesses said a portion of the first floor of building collapsed around 12:30pm leaving some workers trapped under the debris.

At least seven people were rescued in critical condition and sent to the medical college hospital in Gazipur, said Md Izzat Ali Khan, said bdnews24 citing a local union council member.

The hospital’s Resident Physician Pranay Bhusha Das said two of the victims have been sent to the Dhaka Medical College Hospital.

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