Worker dies as iron rod falls on him | The Daily Star
12:00 AM, March 17, 2016 / LAST MODIFIED: 04:19 AM, March 17, 2016

Moghbazar Flyover

Worker dies as iron rod falls on him

A construction worker was killed yesterday after an iron rod fell off Moghbazar-Malibagh flyover and hit his head in the capital's Eskaton.

The deceased was identified as Rabbi Ahmed Emon, 25, of Gaibandha. 

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The iron rod struck Emon's head around 11:30am when labourers were working on the Eskaton site of the flyover, said Tapash Ghoshal, a sub-inspector of Ramna Police Station. 

He was rushed to Dhaka Medical College Hospital where doctors declared him dead, the SI added. 

Emon's co-worker Sohel Rana said Emon had duty the previous night and that he continued working until yesterday morning.

Five to six workers were working on the flyover when a rod dropped hitting Emon, said Jamila Begum, a tea vendor in the area.  

Following the incident, the construction work on the spot was suspended. 

During a visit to the scene, the correspondent did not find any worker there.    

Toma Construction has been doing the construction job and Emon was a worker of the company, said Moshiur Rahman, officer-in-charge of Ramna police.  

Emon's father Kabir Hossain also works for the company, he added. 

The body has been taken to Gaibandha for burial, Kabir said.

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