Home Today's Paper Most Popular Video Gallery Photo Gallery
Subscription Blog Signin Register
Logo
Tuesday, June 2, 2020 12:24:03 AM
Follow Us On: Facebook Twitter Twitter Twitter Twitter

6 lives lost in B’desh Many bldgs crack

By
26th-Apr-2015       
Share
  • Twitter
  • Google+
  • Save
  • E-mail
  • Print
Comments
Share your thought
Post a comment »
Read all () »

Staff Reporter :A massive earthquake originating in Nepal at 7.9 magnitude triggered widespread panic across Bangladesh on Saturday leaving at least six people killed and 100 others injured.   The tremor was also felt in different parts of Northern India, including Delhi, Uttar Prodesh, Bihar, West Bengal and Sikkim. The 6.6 magnitudes aftershock came about 20 minutes later and jolted the entire region for the second time.According to United States Geological Survey, the epicenter of the quake was Barpak of Nepal, 745 kilometres from Dhaka. The earthquake hit Lamjung, 81 kilometer north-west of Kathmandu, capital city of Nepal, at 12:11:25pm Bangladesh time.Officials of Meteorological Department said the earthquake that hit Bangladesh was of 7. 5 magnitude. It continued for about one minute. And the second jolt, created from the aftershock, was 5.4 magnitude.Office and residential buildings in Dhaka vibrated due to massive quake. River waters and ponds made high waves. People came out of buildings in tremendous panic to find a safe place under open sky.    Former head mistress of Government Gama Primary School in Pabna, Rokeya Begum Eti, 65, died in panic at the time.A patient of Dhaka Medical College and Hospital, named Zaheda Begum (22) died when she jumped from fifth floor of the hospital building during the tremor. She was identified as the wife of Mohammad Selim of Chandpur,Besides, a schoolboy was killed on a roof collapse at Dhobaura in Mymensingh district. A readymade garment worker (25) died during the earthquake when he was trying to come out of the building at Savar. Emergency Doctor of Enam Medical College Sohel Rana said, "We have admitted several persons with multiple injuries." Apart from that two women were reportedly killed in Tangail and Bogra. President Abdul Hamid, Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina and BNP Chairperson Khaleda Zia expressed their grief over the loss of lives in the tremor.  Tremor reports also received from Gazipur, Tangail, Rajshahi, Khulna, Rangpur, Sylhet, Kusthia and other parts of the country.Scores of buildings reportedly tilted in different districts, including a private university in Dhaka, main building of Kusthia General Hospital and administrative building of Islamic University in Kusthia. A multi-storey building of an industrial group was tilted in Sreepur of Gazipur. Besides, cracks have been developed in many other buildings.Fire Service and Civil Defence [FSCD] control room officer Ziaur Rahman said, "In the capital, two high-rise buildings --one at the city's Gulistan and another at Shyamoly--tilted on the impact of the earthquake. Of them, a commercial complex building, 'Barisal Plaza', near Bangabazar in Gulistan area caved in.  "Another building, 'Asha Tower', also tilted at Shyamoly due to the earthquake. Apart from Dhaka, three other buildings tilted at Sreepur and Mawa," he said.Most of the injured were workers of different apparel units. They received injuries in stampedes while trying to escape from their factories. Thirty workers were wounded at a garments factory in suburban Savar while eight people were wounded at a factory in central Comilla, as they rushed together to the staircases in panic.Officials said five geological fault lines run through Bangladesh, exposing the country to the risk of a major quake, where Dhaka alone has some 70,000 vulnerable buildings.As soon as the quake jolted Dhaka, workers of  a factory of 'Al Muslin Group' started to rush out from the premises in panic. At least 50, injured during the stampede, were taken to the nearby Enam Medical College and Hospital.In Tangail, a 25-year old woman named Parina Begum died during the earthquake at Sayedpur village in sadar upazila. She collapsed while she was coming out of the kitchen in haste. In Bogra, a 45 years old woman Morsheda Bibi was killed when a mud wall collapsed on her at Unahotsingra village under Dupchachia upazila. The 70-foot long boundary wall of Nandigram Upazila Health collapsed, while several cracks were found at its administrative building.In Mymensingh, a multistoried commercial building tilted after the tremor at Ganginarpar of the city. Rafiqul Islam, the Headmaster of Kalikabari Government Primary School, and seven students were injured while rushing out of the two-story school building in Dhobaura upazila of the district, Upazila Nirbahi Officer (UNO) Anisuzzaman confirmed the incident. In Gopalganj, several cracks developed at the administrative building of Fokra Madan Mohan Academy in the sadar upazila, Deputy Commissioner of Gopalganj Khalilur Rahman said. In Feni, several cracks surfaced in Shah Alam Tower, a 10-strey commercial building, on Shahidullah Kaiser Road of the town, Additional Police Superintendent Saiful Haque said. Later, Fire Service sealed the building. In Rajshahi, 16 women were admitted to Rajshahi Medical Hospital in unconscious state after the earthquake. The on-duty doctor said they lost their conscious in fear. However, they were out of danger, he said. Several buildings also showed dent in different areas of the city. In Naogaon, a three storied building slanted at Gostohati More area of the town, Poursova Mayor Nazmul Haque said. In Pirojpur, a teacher and three students were wounded while they were coming out of Ghopkhali Government Primary School building at Mathbaria upazila of the district, a teacher of the school said.

Tariff
Add Rate

News Archive

Inside The New Nation

Editorial »

Inadequate Covid testing facilities may deteriorate the pandemic situation


THE overwhelming demand for Covid-19 tests has rendered the designated private facilities also unable to offer the tests to test seekers. Now 50 labs, including 17 private ones, are doing the Covid-19 RT-PCR tests after the number of government-run facilities was found inadequate to handle the pressure of the test ...

Football »

Sancho nets hat-trick, joins US killing protest as Dortmund cruise


England winger Jadon Sancho scored a hat-trick and revealed a "Justice for George Floyd" protest message in Borussia Dortmund's 6-1 rout of bottom side Paderborn on Sunday that trimmed Bayern Munich's lead at the top of the Bundesliga to seven points.The outstanding Sancho, who now has 17 goals and 17 ...

Cricket »

Sabbir denies allegation of harassing RCC cleaner


National discard cricketer Sabbir Rahman denied the allegation of harassing a cleaner of Rajshahi City Corporation (RCC) physically as the news spread around social media outlets.Sabbir who earlier was banned a couple of times for his off the field misbehave, admitted, he had some verbal spat with the cleaner, something ...

Entertainment »

Rishabh Tiwari releases new song Duniyadari


Rishabh Tiwari is one of the brightest rising stars of the music industry today. The young singer, who has earlier delivered a couple of popular songs in the past, is back to regale the listeners with a new song titled Duniyadari. Talking about his new track, he says, “Presently, there ...

Entertainment »

Mim launches her YouTube channel


 Entertainment Report :National Film Award winner actress Bidya Sinha Saha Mim had intention to launch her own YouTube channel many days ago. Due to her hectic working schedules she couldn’t launch the channel. At last, during the corona time she got the opportunity to launch her YouTube channel titled ‘Bidya ...

Health »

From the plague to MERS: A brief history of pandemics


Alia Chughtai :On March 11, the World Health Organization (WHO) declared the new coronavirus - which was first reported in the Chinese city of Wuhan late last year - a pandemic.As of May 31, there were more than 6.1 million confirmed cases of COVID-19, according to data collected by Johns ...

Editorial »

Increasing transport fare cannot be justified while people are struggling hard


AMID rising infection and death due to Covid-19, the government mindlessly eased the clampdown in excuse of protecting the corruption-riddled economy, though millions of dollars poured for social safety net support went into the account of local political goons. A sharp contrast has been seen when the government opts to ...

Business & Economy »

Industrialist Abdul Monem Khan passes away


Business Desk :Renowned industrialist and founder of Abdul Monem Group Abdul Monem Khan passed away at a city hospital on Sunday. He was 85.Sources said, he breathed his last at the Combined Military Hospital (CMH), Dhaka at around 10am.Monem left behind his wife, two sons, three daughters and a host ...

Cricket »

Daniel Vettori donates portion of salary for BCB's low-income staff


Former New Zealand captain and current Bangladesh spin bowling coach Daniel Vettori has asked the Bangladesh Cricket Board to give a part of his salary to low-income staffers to deal with the financial hardship caused by the coronavirus pandemic.Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) CEO Nizamuddin Chowdhury said Vettori has officially communicated ...

City »

The President of


Editorial »

Not only Libya, but many other countries also treat our migrant workers brutally


MEDIA reports on Saturday said Bangladesh government has sought justice from the internationally recognized Libyan government for the killing of 26 Bangladeshi nationals and the infliction of fatal injuries to 11 more in an incident in which a group of unruly militias opened fire on them in a desert. They ...

Cricket »

Ashraful becomes father of a baby boy


Sports Reporter :Former national cricketer Mohammad Ashraful became father of a baby boy on Friday last. It is his second baby. Earlier, Mohammad Ashraful became father in 2016. She is a baby girl. Her name is Ariba Tasneem Ashraful. Mohammad Ashraful gave a status on his Facebook on Friday. He ...

City »

Secretary General of BNP Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir along with party colleagues placing floral wreath at the Mazar of the Founder of BNP and former President Ziaur Rahman in the city on Saturday marking martyrdom anniversary of the latter.


Back Page »

DHAKA`S NATURE IS THRIVING: The air quality of the capital city has improved tremendously due to lack of vehicular movement amid the ongoing coronavirus lockdown. The lush greenery spread over the city with trees planted on road dividers look like a green carpet. This photo was taken from new Jurain Road on Thursday.


Editorial »

Economic challenges of corona aftermath can only be met by knowledge and competence


ACCORDING to the International Labour Organization (ILO) job prospects for the youth have been vastly reduced in Bangladesh. For youths to be provided paths for a positive future, education and skills training are essential. Young women workers -- who were already struggling in low-paid and informal sector jobs -- are ...

 
Items that you save may be read at any time on your computer, iPad, iPhone or Android devices.
 
Are you new to our website? Do you have already an account at our website?
Create An Account Log in here
Email this news to a friend or like someone
Email:
Write a comment to this news