1 killed, 12 hurt in filling station collapse
A construction engineer was killed and 12 workers were injured as an under construction concrete canopy of a CNG filling station collapsed on them at Kanchpur of Sonargaon upazila yesterday.
The dead was identified as Suruj Mian, 35, an assistant engineer of a construction firm. His body was pulled out at around 4:30pm. Rescue operation was going on till filing of this report at 7:22pm to ascertain if anyone else is trapped under the rubble.
Witnesses and workers said four columns and the shed of under construction OS Filling Station collapsed at around 12:30pm over engineer Suruj and 10 to 12 workers.
Rescuers from Fire Service and Civil Defence rescued the trapped workers. Of them, six critically wounded were admitted to different hospitals and clinics in Dhaka and Narayanganj.
The injured who have been identified so far are Akkas Ali Akash, 34, Salahuddin, 40, Solaiman, 40, Shahadat, 35, Kabir, 35, Kuddus Sarder, 45, Billal, 27, and Hannan, 21.
The CNG station was being constructed filling up a pond at Kanchpur on Dhaka-Sylhet Highway. Local Jubo Dal leaders Alauddin and Salahuddin were awarded the construction work.
Fire service officials primarily suspected that low quality construction materials and faulty construction work led to the fatal collapse.