Crane driver, eight others arrested for Uttara viaduct fall killing five
Nine persons including driver of crane, his assistant, and security officials of the construction firm have been arrested in a case involving fall of viaduct on a private car that killed five inmates in Uttara of the capital.
Rapid Action Battalion (RAB) arrested them from various parts of Dhaka, Gazipur, Sirajganj and Bagerhat Wednesday night.
Legal and Media Wing Director of RAB Commander Khandaker Al Moin confirmed the arrests.
Five members of a family were killed as under-construction elevated expressway viaduct collapsed on their private car in Uttara on Monday (August 15).
A newlywed couple and their family members were returning from a bridal feast to bridegroom’s house in Ashulia.
Father of bridegroom was driving the car carrying the couple, his two daughters and two little grandchildren.
Except the couple, all five people including two women and two kids were killed in the incident.
The crane was too light to bear the load of the viaduct causing the accident. Besides, the crane driver, and construction firm authority and security officials did not block movement of people and vehicle at the time of dealing with the viaduct. So, sheer negligence surfaced.