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6 killed, 55 rescued in Mongla building collapse
Observer Online Desk
Published : Thursday, 12 March, 2015,  Time : 6:40 PM,  View Count : 50
Bagerhat: At least six workers were killed when the roof of a cement warehouse collapsed at Mongla in the district on Thursday afternoon.

Fire fighters have, so far, been rescued 55 workers alive while about 40 people have been trapped under the rubble of Sena Kalyan Sangstha  building.

Security guard of the building said more than 250 workers were working in the site during the collapse. Most of them are feared trapped under the rubble.

Medical officer Dr. Prokash of Mongla Port Hospital said 55 injured labourers were taken to the hospital.

Among the injured, few were sent to Khulna Medical College Hospital while the rest left the hospital after  primary treatment, he added.

Police Super of the district Md Nizamul Haque Mollah confirmed that three bodies were recovered from the debris of the collapsed building.

Deputy Commissioner of Bagerhat M Jahangir Alam said the roof of the under-construction cement factory of ‘Sena Kalyan Sangstha’ collapsed around 1:30 pm.

Fire fighters, members of Border Gaurad Bangladesh and navy are still working there to rescue the trapped workers.


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