Hawker dies as bamboo falls on head

A hawker died on Sunday after a bamboo fell on his head from the rooftop of a nine-storey under construction building at the city’s Segunbagicha.

Witnesses said the accident took place around 5:30pm near Noor Mosque.

They said betel leaf vendor Babul Hossain, 40, son of Abdur Rahim of Shrinagar in Munshiganj, died on the spot.

Abdul Jalil, a sub-inspector at Shahbagh Police Station, said they detained eight workers at the construction site.

Daily Star

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