Boy dies as concrete arch collapses
A boy of 10 died and two other boys were injured as the concrete arch of the gate of an old and abandoned building collapsed at Dogair in the capital's Demra area yesterday.
The deceased was identified as Samrat Bhuiyan, 10, son of Afzal Bhuiyan. He was a student of class-I at Rustom Ali High School and lived in a house near the one-storey building.
Of the injured, Robin, 10, suffered fracture in his waist and Ratan aged nine had a leg broken. They are under treatment in private hospitals.
The concrete arch fell on Samrat who was standing under it, while the other two were on top of it for plucking wood apples (Bel) from a nearby tree, said Harun-or Rashid, a sub-inspector at Demra Police Station.
Fatally injured Samrat was rushed to Dhaka Medical College Hospital where doctors declared him dead.