Wed, Jun 12, 2019 12:12

9 injured by Noakhali hospital ceiling collapse


Five children were among the injured


Nine individuals, including five children, have been injured by a large portion of concrete plaster ceiling that caved in—and fell on top of them—at the Noakhali 250-bed General Hospital.


The incident took place at 6:20 am, in Unit 2 of the No 4 Children's Ward of the hospital, on Wednesday.

The four others that were injured were their guardians. They were all rescued by a fire service team, Maizdi Fire Service and Civil Defence senior officer Humayun Kabir said.

Resident medical officer of the hospital Mahiuddin Abdul Azim said all of the injured are currently receiving treatment in the emergency department.