Photo: BigstockThey were constructing pillars at a BIWTA construction siteThree workers have been electrocuted to death while constructing pillars on the Buriganga river bank. The incident took place beside the Sikder Medical College and Hospital on Wednesday afternoon. The deceased are Monju Mia, 35, from Barguna and two brothers Jharu Sheikh, 55, and Saiful Sheikh, 45, from Sirajganj. He said that there were no safety measures taken for the workers at the site. The three died on the spot of a Bangladesh Inland Water Transport Authority (BIWTA) construction site when an electric cable fell over the pillar they were constructing, a construction worker Md Shohag said.
Source: Dhaka Tribune January 22, 2020 11:26 UTC