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Uttara Crash: 5 Lives Lost To Massive Negligence

Uttara Crash: 5 Lives Lost To Massive Negligence
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An 80-tonne concrete girder lifted by a crane under the Bangladesh government’s Bus Rapid Transit project in Dhaka’s Uttara came down on a passing car, killing five family members, including two children, inside the car. Two other members, a newly married couple, were rescued from the crushed car and sent to the hospital after the accident on August 15, 2022. The Editorial is about Uttara Crash: 5 Lives Lost To Massive Negligence.

The crane carrying the heavy girder lost balance, tilted to one side, and slipped it on the car. According to police and relatives, the vehicle’s owner Rubel Mia, 60, his wife Fahima, 40, Fahima’s sister Jharna, 28, and Jharna’s two children, Jannat, 6, and Zakaria, 2, all identified with a nickname, were trapped inside the car. The bodies were recovered after the girder was removed in the evening.

A case has been filed for causing the deaths of five persons by negligence after a segment of a box girder of the Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) project fell from a crane on a car in Dhaka’s Uttara area. Afran Mondal Babu, brother of two victims, Fahima Begum and Jharna Begum, filed the case with Uttara West Police Station against the concerned officials of China Gezhouba Group Co Ltd., the contractor firm, and the crane driver. 

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