Two workers die falling off building in Munshiganj

Two workers died after they fell from a height of about 50 feet while painting a building’s exterior in Gajaria upazila of Munshiganj on Saturday morning.

The deceased were — Md Shahid, 27, and Abdus Sobhan, 25, hailed from Senerbag village under Shibchar upazila of Madaripur district.

Quoting the witnesses, Mollah Soheb, officer-in-charge of Gajaria police station, said that said the workers were painting the outside walls of the fourth floor of the five-storey building, owned by Acme Laboratories Ltd in ACI Industrial Park, of the upazila in the morning.

The workers, who were tied to the rope and essentially painting, fell to the ground as the rope severed, he said.

The injured were rushed to Gajaria Upazila Health Complex where doctors declared them dead, he said.

The bodies were sent to Munshiganj General Hospital morgue for autopsy.


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