Rahman, deputy assistant director of Hearth Service and Civil Defence in Keraniganj, mentioned the constructing got here crashing down round 8:15am, trapping eight folks inside.
Later, the members of Hearth Service and Civil Defence rushed to the spot and rescued them round 9:30am, he added.
“Ideally, the constructing ought to have collapsed a way back however it stood tall ghostly. Because of the weak soil beneath, the constructing collapsed,” he mentioned.
In the meantime, the authorities vacated the encompassing 5 buildings which have been constructed on or across the pond even with none basis.
Utility connections, resembling fuel, electrical energy, and water, have been reduce off from the buildings.
Kazi Mainul Islam, officer-in-charge of Keraniganj Police Station, mentioned they performed the evacuation to make sure security to the residents of close by buildings.
Speaking to this correspondent, the proprietor of the collapsed constructing, Jane Alam, 47, mentioned he first constructed a two-storey constructing on his ancestral land in 2000.
A couple of years again, he elevated it by one other ground.
He additionally admitted that the constructing was not constructed following any constructing codes.
About yesterday’s collapse, Alam mentioned he was speaking to a chef round 8:15am exterior the constructing when it collapsed on the pond.
“It occurred in simply 15 seconds,” Alam mentioned, including that 4 of his members of the family have been injured within the incident.
Golam Rabbi, a second-year pupil of Dhaka School and in addition a nephew to Alam, mentioned he got here to the home to attend a feast yesterday, after which this occurred.
The incidents of constructing collapse and fireplace are sometimes reported in Bangladesh due to poor planning and using substandard supplies.
Consultants attribute the frequent constructing collapses to defective design, poor building workmanship, product failure or lack of following constructing codes, and regulatory necessities.
In the meantime, Keraniganj upazila administration shaped a seven-member probe physique on this connection.
The committee was requested to submit its report in seven working days.