News Desk : dhakamirror.com
A total of five people were killed and two others injured after a segment of a viaduct meant for the Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) project fell from a crane on a private car at Uttara in Bangladesh capital Dhaka on Monday.
The accident happened around 4pm at Jashim Uddin area, said Mohammad Mohsin, officer-in-charge of Uttara West Police Station.
Of the deceased, two were children, and two were adult male and a female, said Syed Monirul Islam, station officer, Uttara Fire Service Station.
A crane carrying the viaduct could not bear its weight and lopsided after losing balance and the girder crashed through the roof of the car, crushing it, said the OC.
The private car was going to Ashulia from Kawla in Dhaka city, police said.
Two firefighting units from Uttara Fire Station are at the spot conducting rescue operations, said Dewan Azad, duty officer of Fire Service and Civil Defence.
They rescued two injured ones from the car while bodies of five more people were recovered after removing the girder from the car in the evening.