Moynul Bhuiyan: Four children were injured when an abandoned school building collapsed in Brahmanbaria on Tuesday afternoon. The incident took place at Shishu Kalyan Primary School in West Paikpara of the municipal area around 12:30 pm. The injured are Samia (7), Habiba (7), Maria (8) and Nazmul (12). They are being treated at the 250-bed Brahmanbaria General Hospital. They are students of that school. Witnesses said the government-run school used to teach in tinshed rooms. Now classes are held in semi-finished buildings. Students were walking past the old school tinshed house after the school holidays on Tuesday afternoon. At that time it suddenly broke. Four students were injured. Upon receiving the news, the members of the fire brigade came to the spot and launched a rescue operation. Saiful Islam, an eyewitness of the incident, said that he heard a loud noise while passing by the school. Nearby, three children are trapped in a pond and one child is trapped under a house. Tadrek was rescued with the help of local people. Mofidul Islam, headmaster of Shishu Kalyan Primary School, said, “The teachers came and saw the abandoned house. The injured were rescued and sent to hospital for treatment. Nasir Khan, a resident of the house next to the school, complained that a written request was also made to the administration to remove the risky building. But no action was taken. Humayun Kabir, sub-inspector of city police outpost No. 1, who came to the spot after receiving the news, said he had received the news that the school building had collapsed. Police have also been sent to the hospital.
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