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Another accident plagues Moghbazar-Malibagh flyover

  • Published at 10:03 pm March 13th, 2017
  • Last updated at 10:11 pm March 13th, 2017
Another accident plagues Moghbazar-Malibagh flyover
The accident at the Moghbazar-Malibagh flyover on Monday killed one person and injured two others, marking another case of negligence that has fraught the construction of this flyover since its inception. The construction, operated by Toma Construction and Company limited, has seen 4 accidents since last April where 4 people were killed respectively. Monday's accident took place at 2:30am, killing Swapan Miah, 42, a carpenter who was made to stand guard for 4 hours during the hauling of the girder onto the flyover that eventually fell and took his life. Two others were injured in the accident- Nur Nabi Helal, a driver from Noakhali, and Palash Baran Dhar, an LGED engineer. They were rushed to Dhaka Medical College and Hospital (DMCH) by firefighters who rescued them. Deputy Director of DMCH Khaja Abdul Gafur said Swapan died at 3am while undergoing life saving treatment. Nur Nabi lost his right leg and Palash lost half of his left leg from the knee below, he added.
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The accident occurred when they were placing the girder- the main horizontal support beam used in construction which supports smaller beams. Once the girder was put on and the smaller support beams removed which a construction worker said was out of balance, it fell immediately. The girder, 100 feet long and eight feet wide, fell onto the rail line halting train movement for five hours before it was removed by Fire Service and Civil Defence at 7am, said Senior Station Officer of Fire Service control room Nazrul Islam. Dhaka South City Corporation (DSCC) Mayor Sayeed Khokon visited the site of the accident and said: “The LGED and government has formed a three-member committee to look into the cause of this accident.” He said the government would compensate the family of the deceased and would also compensate and bear the medical costs of the two injured. When asked about the allegations of low-quality construction material and lack of public safety, he said: “The investigation committee will look into it. No one or organisation will be spared if they are found guilty of negligence.” The investigators have been asked to submit their findings as soon as possible, he added. Although construction of large scale flyovers is done on busy roads, they are mandated to be cordoned off for safety. Swapan was offered Tk500 yesterday to guard against people entering the construction zone as opposed to taking the safety measure of cordoning off the area entirely.
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