Monday, January 4, 2016, Poush 21, 1422 BS, Rabiul Awal 22, 1437 Hijri

Buildings tilt, develop crack in Dhaka after northeast Indian earthquake
Observer Online Desk
Published :Monday, 4 January, 2016,  Time : 12:39 PM  View Count : 75
A six-storey building at Dhaka’s Bangshal has tilted while another at Shankaribazar has developed cracks after the pre-dawn earthquake on Monday.

Fire Service Control Room official Brojen Kumar Sarkar said that their men rushed to Bangshal after the tilting was reported.
Officials on the spot said that residents of the building were not evacuated as it did not pose a ‘major risk’.
“There was a four-inch gap between two buildings. The quake closed the gap. We do not see any major risk,” Fire Service Assistant Deputy Director Abdul Halim told

A resident of the building Panna Lal said that 60 families live there.
“It’s a six storey building with ten units on each floor; it was constructed three years ago,” he told
Meanwhile, a building at Old Dhaka’s Shankhari Bazar has developed crack after the tremors.
Police said that four families live in the three storey-building which has been declared abandoned by city authorities.
Shankharibazar residents said the building is jointly owned by 22 people and families of four of them live there. The others left due to the shabby condition.

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