Indonesian engineer electrocuted in Dhaka

Bangladesh Sangbad Sangstha . Dhaka | Published: 13:19, Sep 17,2019 | Updated: 01:47, Sep 18,2019


An Indonesian mechanical engineer died after being electrocuted while working at a power station of Dhaka Power Distribution Company Ltd on Dhaka University campus on Tuesday morning.

The deceased was identified as Taufiq Hedayet, 36, an Indonesian citizen. He used to live at Siddirganj in Narayanganj. Detailed information about his identity could not be ascertained immediately.

Quoting Hadayet’s colleagues, police said he came in contact with a live electric wire around 10:00am while he was pumping gas into a machine at the under-construction power station adjacent to DU Shahidullah Hall playground, leaving him unconscious.

He was taken to Dhaka Medical College Hospital where on-duty doctor declared him dead around 10:45am.

In-charge of DMCH police outpost Bachchu Mia confirmed the death.

The body was kept at the hospital morgue for autopsy.

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