Two workers die as bridge collapses in Thakurgaon

Published: January 10, 2019 19:36:42 | Updated: January 11, 2019 18:12:19

A girder of an old bridge collapsed killing two workers and injuring three others during repairs in Thakurgaon’s Haripur Upazila.

Around 10 workers were working at the site in Bujruk village when the incident occurred on Thursday afternoon, Bakua Union Parishad Chairman Abul Kashem Barsha said.

Azibul Islam, 45, and Tariqul Islam, 27, from Jamun village died on the spot while the injured workers were admitted to Haripur Upazila Health Complex, the UP chairman said.

The bodies were handed over to the families, Officer-in-charge of Haripur Police Station Md Amiruzzaman said.

“We will take legal action if anyone files a complaint,” he added.

Contractor Ram Babu, who got the job to repair the bridge under the Local Government and Engineering Department, said the families of the victims will get financial help.

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