FLYOVER GIRDER COLLAPSE

Injured yet to regain consciousness

Staff Correspondent | Published: 00:42, Mar 15,2017

 
 

One of the victims, injured in the collapse of a girder of the under-construction Malibagh flyover early Monday, remained unconscious till Tuesday evening.
Nur-un-Nabi Helal, who had his right leg amputated from the knee, is now undergoing treatment at the neurology unit of Dhaka Medical College Hospital.
Nur, a driver of concrete mixture truck, also received injury in the head, which caused bleeding in the right ear.
The other injured, Local Government Engineering Department assistant engineer Palash Baran Dhar, who also had his left leg amputated from the knee, was now at the casualty unit of the hospital.
He said his bones in the thigh were also fractured.
Relatives of Nur alleged that the doctors did not visit him since his amputation.
‘The nurses told us that the doctors would visit him when needed…but he is yet to regain consciousness’, said an anxious Shamsun Nahar Poly, wife of Nur.
Nur from Companiganj of Noakhali is father of three children. His elder son is now a Class III student.
His wife said the construction company assured them of providing compensation, but they were yet to get anything.
The other injured, Palash, a government engineer deputed to oversee the construction of Toma Construction Company, said the doctors told him that the amputated leg would need at least two weeks to heal.
He said his right thigh also got fractured.
Dhaka Medical College Hospital deputy director Khawaja Abdul Gafur said the hospital authorities were closely monitoring the treatment of the injured.
Asked about the allegation of Nur’s relative, he said the doctors visit a patient as per the patient’s need and the nurses were well briefed about the dosages of medication and other necessary treatment.
Narrating the incident, Palash said he went beneath the girder, which later collapsed, to save others.
‘The girder collapsed all on a sudden… I found myself under it’, he said, adding that the safety measures were not adequate.
‘As the place is largely used by commuters, the constructing companies should take extra caution,’ he said.

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