Friday morning, a truck flipped over and crushed a workers’ shed in Comilla, killing 13 sleeping workers and injuring five others. Confirming the matter to the Dhaka Tribune, Chauddagram police station Officer-in-Charge (OC) Abdullah Al Mahfuz said: “Around 7:30am on Friday the truck was parked near the brick field to unload coal, when it suddenly flipped over and crushed the shed housing labourers, near Narayanpur in Chauddagram.
“Ten of the deceased victims are from the Hindu community, of which seven are from the same family.” They are: Ranjit Chandra Roy, 30; Md Mursalin, 18; Md Masum, 18; Tarun Chandra Roy, 25; Md Selim, 28; Biplob, 19; Monoranjan Roy, 19; Shakkar Chandra Roy, 22; Dipu Chandra Roy, 19; Amit Chandra Roy, 20; Minal Chandra Roy, 21; Bikash Chandra Roy, 28; and Kanak Chandra Roy, 34. Comilla Deputy Commissioner Md Abul Fazal Mir and Additional Superintendent of Police Abdullah Al Mamun have visited the scene of the accident.
The deputy commissioner and the brick field owner have donated Tk20,000 and Tk10,000, respectively, to each of the deceased victims’ families. The additional superintendent of police said a four-member committee has been formed to investigate the accident.