8 injured as Bangladesh Bank’s wall collapses in Chattogram

Eight people including pedestrians and hawkers were on Sunday injured when the boundary wall of Bangladesh Bank in Chattogram collapsed after being hit by a covered van, police said.

The identity of the injured couldn’t be known immediately.

Kotwali Police Station Officer-in-Charge Nezam Uddin said a covered van lost its control and crashed into the boundary wall of Bangladesh Bank at around 12:15 pm on leaving at least eight people injured. The injured were taken to Chattogram Medical College and Hospital.

The driver of the van was arrested and the vehicle was seized, the OC added.

Meanwhile, a team from the Chattogram Fire Service Department went to the spot to rescue the victims, said Kafil Uddin, an officer of the fire service control room.

Mohammad Ali, senior station officer of Agrabad Fire Service, said, “The injured were taken to hospital before we arrived. So far, the number of injured people was not known yet.”

A number of hawkers sit on the pavement beside the boundary wall of Bangladesh Bank that collapsed. Many pedestrians also use this sidewalk.

Source: United News of Bangladesh