Alexa Old Dhaka building collapse: Father-Son’s bodies recovered

Dhaka, Sunday   18 August 2019


Old Dhaka building collapse: Father-Son’s bodies recovered

 Staff Correspondent

 Published: 11:03 PM, 17 July 2019   Updated: 09:49 AM, 18 July 2019

Photo: DailyBangladesh

Photo: DailyBangladesh

The dead body of Jahidul Bepari (60) and his son Shafiqul Bepari (17) were recovered after the building collapse in Patuatuli of Old Dhaka. Fire service men rescued two bodies at 8.30pm.

Fire Service and Civil Defense Deputy Director Debashish Bardhan said the missing father and son's dead body were recovered from the debris of collapsed building.

Their body was sent to Mid-Forth Hospital for autopsy. They used to trade fruit in Sadarghat. Their village house in Madaripur Rajoir thana area.

Earlier, the three-story building collapsed at noon. Being informed Fire-service men reached the spot. At least six units of fire service took the rescue operation.

Fire Service officials said the collapsed building was very risky.

Locals said Jayed Ali, lived on the 1st floor in a rented house with his son Babla at Patuatali. When Jayed Ali's brother went to the building he sees it collapsed. From morning, Jayed Ali and his son Babla's Mobile Phone is switched off.

Visiting the site our correspondent said the building was so old and its rope was built with Lime, soil and sugarcane. No rode was used to build the building. The building was collapsed due to heavy rain.