Eight students were injured and rushed to the hospital after the ground-floor veranda of Sheikh Kamal dormitory of Patuakhali Government College caved in, witnesses said on Tuesday.
Mohammad Shamim Ahmed, assistant super of the hall said the incident took place around midnight Monday when the floor of the veranda, where some students were standing after a meeting, collapsed suddenly injuring the students.
The soil beneath the floor may have been eroded by a water that came along with sand brought from a water body to fill the college compound, said Executive Engineer of Patuakhali Education Engineer Department Mohammad Hadiuzzaman Khan.
Of the injured, three were undergoing treatment Patuakhali Medical College and Hospital while five others were given first aid.
The students living at the dormitory demanded immediate steps to repair the floor and ensure their safety.