Rana Plaza owner Khaleque dies of coronavirus
Published : Thursday, 4 June, 2020 at 1:57 PM Count : 595
Abdul Khaleque, owner of multi-storied building Rana Plaza which collapsed in 2013, has died of coronavirus infection.
He died at his Savar residence on Thursday morning.
With this the number of deaths from COVID-19 stood at nine in savar upazila.
Abdul Khaleque, father of Rana Plaza owner Sohel Rana, was an accused of a number of cases filed after the building collapse that killed at least 1,136 people, mostly garment workers. He had been on bail for a long time.
Abdul Khaleque's daughter Rawshan Ara told media that her father was taken to Enam Medical College on Sunday as he suffered respiratory problem.
But, the hospital authority did not get Khaleque admitted as his COVID-19 test was not done.
His sample was given on Monday and the test results came positive this morning.
Abdul Khaleque had died before the test results came.
Savar upazila health and family planning officer Sayemul Huda said Enam Medical College Hospital confirmed that Abdul Khaleque was infected with coronavirus.