2 killed as bridge collapses in Thakurgaon

Prothom Alo English Desk | Update:

Two workers were killed and four others injured after an old bridge collapsed during dismantling in Thakurgaon's Haripur upazila on Thursday, reports UNB.

Local union parishad chairman Pavel Talukder named the dead workers as Torikul, 20, son of Sahabul Islam, and Tozibur, 45, son of Abdur Rauf of Haripur's Moshaldangi village.

Two other workers - Ziabur, 40, and Gulbahar, 35, from the same village - were admitted to the Upazila Health Complex. Two more workers, injured in the same accident, were given first aid.

Haripur police station officer-in-charge Amiruzzaman said the old bridge had been put up for an auction after a new one was constructed in its place in Bokua union.

A local contractor bought it for Tk 126,000 and employed the workers to dismantle it. A part of it caved in when it was being torn down, killing two workers on the spot, the OC said.

No case was filed over the incident.

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