8 children injured as ceiling of hospital caves in

8 children injured as ceiling of hospital caves in

Noakhali Correspondent daily-bangladesh.com

Published: 10:02 12 June 2019   Updated: 13:49 12 June 2019

Photo: Daily Bangladesh

Photo: Daily Bangladesh

At least 10 people including eight children were injured as a large chunk of concrete plaster ceiling caved in at Noakhali 250-bed General Hospital on Wednesday morning. 

None of the children was seriously wounded, said hospital authorities. However, the identity of the injured could not be known yet.

Humayun Kabir, senior station officer of Maizdi Fire Service and Civil Defence, said that the incident took place at 6:20 am in Unit 2 of No 4 Children Ward of the hospital. 

On information, a fire service team went to the hospital and conducted a rescue operation with the assistance of the hospital authorities. 

Three years ago, the Public Works Department announced the abandonment of three public buildings including the Children ward. Earlier on July 12, 2018, two nurses were injured as a large chunk of concrete plaster ceiling caved in at a Ward on the second floor of the hospital's old building. They are - Senior Staff Nurse Swapna Majumder and Apprentice Nurse Rani Akhter.

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