Child among 4 killed as girder falls on private car in Uttara

Child among 4 killed as girder falls on private car in Uttara

Staff Correspondentdaily-bangladesh.com

Published: 17:20 15 August 2022   Updated: 20:38 15 August 2022

The private car involved in the accident in Uttara on Monday; August 15; Photo: Collected

The private car involved in the accident in Uttara on Monday; August 15; Photo: Collected

Four passengers of a private car, including a child, were killed when a girder, part of the Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) project, fell from a crane on the under-construction flyover in the capital’s Uttara. Two more people were injured in this incident.

The accident took place in front of Aarong at Jasim Uddin area in ​​Uttara in the capital on Monday afternoon.

The deceased were identified as – Rubel, Jhorna, Jannat, and Zakaria.

Eyewitnesses said the girder fell on the private car while being removed by a crane. Two injured people were rescued from inside the private car.

Uttara East Police Station OC Mohammad Mohsin said the police have been sent to the spot. Four bodies have been recovered. How the accident happened is being investigated.

He added that there were 6 people in the private car. They belong to the same family. The two got out after the girder collapsed, also injuring them. The other four died in the car on the spot.

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