Child worker electrocuted at Rampal Power Project

Staff Correspondent | Published: 01:13, Sep 02,2018 | Updated: 01:14, Sep 02,2018

 
 

A model of the coal-based thermal power plant to be established at Rampal of Bagerhat.-- UNB file photo

A child worker died and two others were injured of electrocution at the controversial Rampal Power Project under implementation by the Bangladesh India Friendship Power Company Limited.
The deceased, Md Sajib, 15, of Jhanjhania,
Rampal, Bagerhat was cutting iron rods for the construction of a tin shed at the Rampal Power
Project site, police told New Age.
The controversial coal fired power project is being built at Sapmari and Kairgadaskati near the Sunderbans.
Sapmari and Kairgadaskati are two villages in Rampal upazila in Bagerhat.
‘Sajib died of electric shock while cutting iron rods with an electric cutting machine at about 3.30PM on Friday,’ Rampal police station officer-in-charge Md Lutfor Rahman said.
He said that the accident took place when
the victims were working to construct a tin shed at the site of the power project.
He said that the other workers rescued the three and took them to Khulna Medical College Hospital where Sajib was declared dead.
He however, could not give the identities of the two injured workers.
The OC said that none came to the police station to file cases over the death or the injuries.
The victims worked for a local contractor who was constructing the shed, said Rampal police.
KMCH officials said Sajib was brought dead to the hospital.
BIFPCL managing director Naresh Anand
could not be reached for comments despite repeated efforts since Friday night. 

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