Archive for: May 2013

Power generators linked to Dhaka building collapse

REF  Four generators inside the Bangladesh garment factory building that collapsed last month may have caused the disaster, a top investigator says.

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The units started up after a power cut, sending powerful vibrations throughout Rana Plaza, said Main Uddin Khandaker, head of a government inquiry team.

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Dhaka-Chittagong rail link snaps

Source: Chittagong’s railway link with Dhaka and Sylhet was snapped on Wednesday after the ‘Jalalabad Express’ derailed in Comilla.

Comilla Railways Assistant Executive Engineer Irfanul Islam told bdnews24.com that one coach of the train went off the track near Comilla Sadar’s Doutalpur crossing around 11:45am.

The ‘Jalalabad Express’ was heading for Chittagong from Sylhet.

Islam could not specify immediately the cause of the derailment

But he said a rescue train was on its way to the site of the accident from from Laksham.

“Train services will resume after the derailed train is moved away.” No casualties were reported immideately.

Detials were awaited.

‘Factories need to run’

Source: Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on Tuesday urged the readymade garment workers, angered by the Savar multi-storey building collapse, to return to work.

“I will tell my worker brothers to keep a cool head during this disaster. We need to keep the industry running,” she said in her concluding speech in the 17th session of Parliament on Tuesday.

Hasina warned the workers of the garment sector, the country’s biggest export earner, “You will lose jobs if the industry is not running. You will have return to your villages.” Read more →