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Foreign engineer electrocuted while working at DPDC power station

Published: September 17, 2019 12:52:19 | Updated: September 19, 2019 19:49:26


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An Indonesian engineer was electrocuted while working at a power station of Dhaka Power Distribution Company Ltd (DPDC) on the Dhaka University campus on Tuesday morning.

The deceased was identified as Toufique, 36. He had been residing in Narayanganj, reports a news agency.

Civil Engineer Rasheduzzaman Russel said Toufique was pumping gas in a machine at the newly constructed power station near DU Shahidullah Hall playground.

He came in contact with a live electric wire at around 10:00am, leaving him unconscious.

The engineer was taken to Dhaka Medical College Hospital (DMCH) where doctors declared him dead around 10:37, Rasheduzzaman said.

Bachchu Mia, in-charge of DMCH police outpost, said the body was kept at the hospital morgue for autopsy.

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