Published:  02:19 AM, 11 January 2019

Two killed in Thakurgaon bridge collapse

At least two workers were killed and three injured yesterday after a girder of an old bridge collapsed during repairs in Haripur upazila of Thakurgaon.

Around 10 workers were at the site in Bujruk village when the incident happened in the afternoon, said Bakua Union Parishad Chairman Abul Kashem Barsha.

Azibul Islam, 45, and Tariqul Islam, 27, from Jamun village died on the spot while the injured workers were admitted to Haripur Upazila Health Complex, the UP chairman added. The bodies were handed over to the families, said Md Amiruz-zaman, officer-in-charge of Haripur Police Station.

"We will take legal action if anyone files a complaint," he added. Contractor Ram Babu, who got the job to repair the bridge under the Local Government and Engineering Department, said the families of the victims will get financial help.

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