One killed at Baitul Mukarram canopy collapse in nor’wester

DHAKA, One person was killed and 19 others were injured in a collapse of a makeshift canopy at Baitul Mukarram National Mosque during a nor'wester this evening.

The deceased was identified as Shafikul Islam, 45, a resident of the city's Postogola.

The injured persons were rushed to Dhaka Medical College Hospital where onduty doctor declared Shafikul Islam dead, Inspector Dhaka Medical College Hospital police outpost Bachchu Mia confirmed the incident to BSS.

The strong wind crashed the temporary pandal (canopy), which collapsed on praying Muslims under it and on pedestrians leaving around 7pm.

Source: Bangladesh Sangbad Sangstha (BSS)