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Bangladeshi died in Singapore wall collapse

A Bangladeshi migrant worker has died after collapsing on the wall of a building in Singapore. The incident happened near the Anglo-Chinese School on Barker Road in the country last Friday.

Singapore's Human Resources Ministry has identified the deceased as Bangladeshi in a statement. The 38-year-old Bangladeshi expatriate is Ripon.

The worker was working under a building on Barker Road, the statement said. Suddenly the walls of the building collapsed. He was seriously injured in the accident. The news of the accident was reported to the police around 10:48 am local time on Friday.

When the expatriate worker became unconscious after hitting the wall, locals rushed him to Tan Tock Seng Hospital. He later died while under treatment.

The country's human resources ministry says the investigation has begun. At the same time, the construction of the wall has been stopped. The movement of people has been stopped in the area after the accident. Besides, students and staff are also locked in the school.

Singapore's Migrant Worker Center chairman Yeo Guat Kwang has expressed deep condolences over the death of Bangladeshi workers after hitting the wall. He said the migrant workers' center is contacting the appropriate authorities, employers and Bangladesh High Commission to collect detailed information on the matter.

On November 22, a 37-year-old Bangladeshi migrant worker was killed in a crane accident near a construction site in Singapore's Sengkang area.


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