Man dies after falling into lift shaft | The Daily Star
12:00 AM, November 29, 2019 / LAST MODIFIED: 01:50 AM, November 29, 2019

Man dies after falling into lift shaft

A man died after falling into the elevator shaft of a high-rise in Karwan Bazar area early yesterday.

The deceased, Swapan Recta (24), was a security guard of BDBL building.

A resident of Naogaon’s Patnitala, he came to Dhaka a couple of months ago, his colleagues told this newspaper.

Shamimur Rashid Talukder, officer-in-charge of Tejgaon Police Station, said the lift is old and has a mechanical problem. Users had to open the lift door manually.

As Swapan pressed the call button on the seventh floor, the elevator came up. Thinking that the lift was there, Swapan opened the door with hands and stepped in, immediately falling into the shaft.

The fall left him critically injured.

He was declared dead after being rushed to Dhaka Medical College Hospital.

An unnatural death case was filed with Tejgaon Police Station, while the body was sent to the DMC morgue for autopsy.

Stay updated on the go with The Daily Star Android & iOS News App. Click here to download it for your device.

Type START <space> BR and send SMS it to 22222

Type START <space> BR and send SMS it to 2222

Type START <space> BR and send SMS it to 2225

Leave your comments

Top News

Top News