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1 killed, 14 injured as ceiling collapse in Comilla

  • Published at 09:42 pm December 27th, 2019
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A four member investigation committee has been formed, following the incident

A worker was killed and 14 others injured after the ceiling of a three-storey under-construction building collapsed in Comilla city.

The deceased is Reza Ahmed from Rangpur district.

The incident occurred in Kandirpar area around 5:15pm on Friday.

Six fire service units rushed to the spot and rescued the injured, with help from locals.

Comilla Additional Superintendent of Police (ASP) Abdullah Al-Mamun said: "One of the workers died on the spot when the ceiling collapsed. Among the 14 injured, 10 were admitted to Comilla Medical College Hospital and four others were admitted to Comilla Sadar Hospital.

"We are investigating to find the cause of the collapse."

Comilla Deputy Commissioner Md Abul Fazal Mir said: "Following the incident, a four member investigation committee, including Additional District Magistrate Pintu Bepari, has been formed."

"The district deputy commissioner will provide a compensation of Tk20,000 to the family of the deceased and Tk10,000 each to the families of the injured," he added.