Two workers were injured as the under-construction gate of historical Durga Sagar Dighi (lake) collapsed at Madhabpasha union in Babuganj upazila of Barishal on Thursday.
The incident occurred around 11 am and the injured workers were sent to Sher-e-Bangla Medical College and Hospital, said Kamalesh Chandra Haldar, Officer-in-Charge of Barishal airport police station.
Anisur Rahman, one of the injured workers, said he and another construction worker was hurt as the gate suddenly collapsed while they were doing welding work.
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Kamrul Hasan, executive engineer of Barishal Public Works Engineering Department (PWED) said, Messrs Khan Builders was given the work of Tk 16 cror project and the 22 feet high gate was being constructed as part of it.
A three-member probe body led by an additional district magistrate has been formed to identify if any negligence in construction work caused the collapse, said Goutam Baroi, Additional Deputy Commissioner of Barishal.