Dewan Sabuj, Ishwardi (Pabna): Two workers were killed and one seriously injured when they fell from the furnace while working on the Ruppur nuclear power project under construction at Ishwardi.
The incident took place inside the Ruppur Power Station on Monday (September 20) at noon. The dead were workers at Rosem Company, a Russian contractor for the project.
The deceased have been identified as Moniruzzaman, 40, son of Wacheb Ali of Charruppur Fatu Market area of Pakshi Union in Ishwardi and Madhab Chandra Sarkar, 44, son of Santosh Chandra Sarkar of Garadaha village in Shahjadpur, Sirajganj. The name and address of the injured person could not be found.
It is learned that while they were doing construction work in the reactor No. 2 of Rooppur project, three persons suddenly fell down and were seriously injured. After rescuing them, they were taken to Ishwardi Upazila Health Complex. The on-duty doctor declared the two dead. The injured workers have been taken to Rajshahi for treatment.
Atiqul Islam, in-charge of Rooppur police outpost, said police took them to Ishwardi Hospital after receiving the news, where two died. Preparations are underway to send the body to Pabna morgue for autopsy.