Two workers were injured as the under-construction gate of historical Durga Sagar Dighi (lake) collapsed at Madhabpasha union in Babuganj upazila of Barishal on Thursday. The incident occurred around 11 am and the injured workers were sent to Sher-e-Bangla Medical College and Hospital, said Kamalesh Chandra Haldar, Officer-in-Charge of Barishal airport police station. Anisur Rahman, one of the injured workers, said he and another construction worker was hurt as the gate suddenly collapsed while they were doing welding work. Also read: Khulna: Embankment collapses again Kamrul Hasan, executive engineer of Barishal Public Works Engineering Department (PWED) said, Messrs Khan Builders was given the work of Tk 16 cror project and the 22 feet high gate was being constructed as part of it. A three-member probe body led by an additional district magistrate has been formed to identify if any negligence in construction work caused the collapse, said Goutam Baroi, Additional Deputy Commissioner of Barishal. Also read: Student dies as school gate collapses in Khagrachhari
A pre-primary student of Khabangporiya Government Primary School in Khagrachhari died after the main gate of the school fell on him on Wednesday. The deceased was Srabon Dewan, 6, son of Pronoy Dewan of Narayan Khaiya Para under Khagrachhari Sadar upazila. Witnesses said the iron gate of the school fell on Srabon while he was entering the school premises with his mother. Locals rushed Srabon to Khagrachari District Sadar Hospital where the on-duty doctors declared him dead upon arrival. Read: Worker dies in Ashulia wall collapse Ripol Bappy Chakma, resident physician of the hospital, said Srabon died due to head injuries. Gobinda Chandra Ray, assistant sub-inspector (ASI) Sadar Police Station, said that the Local Government Engineering Department (LGED) had completed the construction of the school’s main gate a year ago. “As the gate turned vulnerable within a short time, it was kept standing with the help of wooden pillar. The school authorities didn’t take any steps to repair the gate. The gate collapsed due to faulty construction ,” said the ASI. Contacted, Jhinu Chakma, principal of the school, didn’t agree to talk over the matter. “The body of the deceased will be handed over to his family after an autopsy. Steps will also be taken against those responsible for the accident,” said Md Arifur Rahman, Officer In-charge (OC) of Khagrachhari Sadar Police Station.