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Three die from electrocution in Dhaka

| Updated: January 22, 2020 18:10:55

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Three construction workers have died from electrocution after coming into contact with a high-voltage live wire on the banks of the Buriganga River in Dhaka.

The incident occurred at around 11:00am on Wednesday, according to Hazaribagh Police OC Ikram Ali.

The dead men have been identified as Jhoru Sheikh, 45, Saiful Islam, 45, and Monjurul Islam, 35.

They were working on erecting the BIWTA's boundary pillars near a field in Barkhaili at the time of the incident, reports bdnews24.

"Contractors were carrying out piling work for the BIWTA's boundary pillars on the banks of the river. One of the rods used for piling got entangled with a high-voltage electric wire which resulted in the deaths of three workers," said OC Ikra.

Legal action will be taken against those involved with the construction work over the incident, he added.

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