Two people were dead as a wall collapsed at Jamal Khan in Chattogram city on Wednesday. The deceased were identified as Jashim and Rounak. Zahidul Kabir, officer-in-charge of Kotwali Police Station, said some workers were demolishing an old building near Shikdar Hotel in the area. Read more: 2 workers killed, 5 hurt as under-construction building's roof collapses in Gazipur Around 4 pm, a portion of the wall of the building collapsed on two pedestrians, leaving one dead on the spot and another injured. The injured man were taken to Chattogram Medical College and Hospital where he succumbed to his injuries around 7 pm.
As many as 10 people have died in separate rain-related tragedies in the past 24 hours in India's Uttar Pradesh state, officials said Saturday. Incessant showers have been lashing the northern stats and neighbouring Delhi since Thursday morning. "All the 10 died after walls collapsed on them due to heavy showers across the state's Etawah district. Of them, seven were children," a police officer told the media. An elderly couple was among the three other deceased, the officer added. Read: 9 dead in India wall collapse Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath on Friday conducted an aerial survey of the flood-hit areas and asked authorities to do the needful. Wall collapses are common in India, particularly during the monsoon season.
A 29-year-old man was killed and another injured when a mud wall collapsed on their housing shed in the Dighodha village of Gazipur district in the small hours of Friday. The deceased was identified as Naim Hossain of the village. Sabed Ali Khan, acting station officer of Kapasia Fire Service and Civil Defense, said the mud wall collapsed on the housing shed of the victims while they were fast asleep, leaving them injured. Read: Worker dies in Ashulia wall collapse On information, firemen pulled both of them out of the debris and rushed them to Kapasia upazila health complex where doctors declared him dead on arrival.
A 65-year-old worker was killed and three others were injured in a wall collapse at Baghadite in Chandpur sadar Sunday morning. The deceased was identified as Shahjahan Gazi while the injured were Hamid Gazi, 32, Lition Gazi, 50, and Kamal Befari, 45. All of them were residents of the Baghadite. Read:Man goes missing as boat sinks in Chandpur Sources said a brick-made wall fell on them while they were digging mud for the renovation of Hajji Bari Jame Masjid in Baghadite area at around 10:00am. Locals rescued them and rushed to Chandpur sadar hospital where doctors declared Shahjahan Gazi dead, said Dr Sujauddola Rubel, resident medical officer of the hospital.
A worker was killed and two others sustained severe injuries as an old wall of a house collapsed on them in the Zirabo area of Ashulia’s Yarpur Union on Saturday. The identities of the deceased and injured are yet to be known. Witnesses said the wall fell on them when they were walking beside it during the rain on Saturday afternoon, leaving them severely injured. Read: Schoolboy killed in wall collapse in city The injured were rushed to a nearby hospital where doctors declared Rakib dead on arrival. Later, the owner of the house sent the body to the village without informing the police. Legal action will be taken after investigating the matter, said Kamruzzaman, officer-in-charge of Ashulia Police Station.
A wall collapsed in a salt packaging factory in western India on Wednesday, killing at least 12 workers and injuring another 13, a government administrator said. The workers stocking salt in bags were found buried in the wall debris in the factory in Morbi district, 215 kilometers (135 miles) west of Gandhinagar, the capital of Gujarat state, said J.B. Patel, the district officer. The injuries of 13 workers, mostly fractured bones, were not life-threatening, Patel said. READ: Police: Child dies, 2 others hurt in wall collapse in Khulna He also said that the rescue work was almost over. Other details were not immediately available. Authorities are investigating the cause of the wall collapse. Prime Minister Narendra Modi described the deaths as heart-rending. "In this hour of grief, my thoughts are with the bereaved families. May the injured recover soon," he said. Building collapses are common in India as many of them are poorly constructed using sub-standard material. A building collapse in 2013 killed at least 72 people in Mumbai, India's financial and entertainment capital.
At least eight people including five children were injured as an old boundary wall collapsed on them at Choumuhoni under Double Mooring police station in the port city on Saturday. The injured were identified as Mifta and Mukta, both aged around 2 years, Anas, 2, Mayra, aged around 2 years, Md Jabed 12, Nargis 48, Ramjan, 50, Anwara Begum 75. The wall collapsed around 12:30 pm due to pressure of soil which was stockpiled beside it for construction work, said fire service officials. Also read: Worker dies, 4 hurt as wall collapses in Rajshahi Informed by locals, a team from Agrabad Fire station rushed to the spot and rescued three children and two women from under the debris, said Shafiul Islam, an officer of the Agrabad Fire Service and Civil Defence. Two of them were admitted to Mother and Child Care Hospital in Agrabad and three others are currently undergoing treatment at Chattogream Medical College Hospital, he said. Others received first aid from a local hospital, he added. Also read: Worker dies as wall collapses in city Saiful Islam, a relative of one of the injured, said their family’s rivals Ismail and Harun kept the soil to build a house on a disputed land in front of their house.
Two people were injured after a wall in front of the canteen counter at Kabi Jasimuddin Hall of Dhaka University suddenly collapsed on Monday. The incident occurred around 1:30 pm when the students were having lunch, said Mobarak Hossain the canteen manager. Both the injured were outsiders, confirmed the hall authority. Also read: 5 freshmen beaten up at DU hall for hailing end to guest room culture A canteen boy told UNB: “It was the peak time and we were serving meals to students when the tiny wall in front of the canteen counter collapsed.” Some resident students of the hall said, “As the wall was small in size and it fell back no major casualties occurred but the scene could’ve been different if it collapsed on opposite side.” We visited the canteen along with an engineer immediately after the accident said Professor Dr. Mohammad Abdur Rashid, provost of Kabi Jasimuddin Hall. Also read: DU halls reopen for all students, but no more ‘gano rooms.’ A five-member probe committee led by Professor Mohammad Jahirul Islam was formed to investigate the incident, he said. The committee was asked to submit a report within three working days, said Dr. Rashid.
A schoolboy was killed when a portion of a wall collapsed on him on a road near Azimpur Westin School in the city on Tuesday. The deceased was identified as Zihad, 7, a class one student of a school in Azimpur and son of betel nut seller Nazir Hossain of Nawabganj upazila. Read: SSC examinee hacked to death in Chudanga Inspector Mohammad Bachchu Mia, in-charge of Dhaka Medical College and Hospital (DMCH) police outpost, said a portion of a concrete wall fell on Zihad while he was going to school with his father, leaving him critically injured. Later, he was taken to DMCH where doctors declared him dead.
Eight people including pedestrians and hawkers were on Sunday injured when the boundary wall of Bangladesh Bank in Chattogram collapsed after being hit by a covered van, police said. The identity of the injured couldn’t be known immediately. Kotwali Police Station Officer-in-Charge Nezam Uddin said a covered van lost its control and crashed into the boundary wall of Bangladesh Bank at around 12:15 pm on leaving at least eight people injured. The injured were taken to Chattogram Medical College and Hospital. Read: Class-II child killed as wall collapses in school The driver of the van was arrested and the vehicle was seized, the OC added. Meanwhile, a team from the Chattogram Fire Service Department went to the spot to rescue the victims, said Kafil Uddin, an officer of the fire service control room. Mohammad Ali, senior station officer of Agrabad Fire Service, said, "The injured were taken to hospital before we arrived. So far, the number of injured people was not known yet." A number of hawkers sit on the pavement beside the boundary wall of Bangladesh Bank that collapsed. Many pedestrians also use this sidewalk.