Three killed after wall collapses at Sylhet Stadium

Two of the victims were 11, while the other was 17

Two of the victims were 11, while the other was 17

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Three youngsters have died after a boundary wall at Sylhet Stadium collapsed onto their house in the early hours of June 10.

The victims were asleep in their house, which was located near the Lakatura Tea Garden, when they were crushed by the wall, which was loosened by heavy rain at approximately 3am.

The victims were identified as Nasima Akhtar, 17, his brother Zahed, 11, and Ruhul, who was also 11.

“All of a sudden, we felt something falling on us,” Azan Ali, an employee at the Lakatura Tea Garden, told The Daily Star. “Somehow we managed to go out of the rubble but Nasima and Zahed could not.”

People in the vicinity immediately rushed to help rescue the youngsters, but it was too late.

The Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) have already announced that they will be launching an investigation into how the tragic accident happened.

“The Sylhet Stadium is an establishment under the jurisdiction of the NSC,” the BCB said in a statement. “The BCB has already communicated to the NSC that it expects a comprehensive inquiry into this unfortunate incident.”

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