Old man falls to his death from abandoned Bailey bridge

An old man named Sahib Ali (62) died after falling from an abandoned bailey bridge in Sirajganj Sadar.

The accident took place on Saturday (June 8) around 10:30 pm in Chandidasgati area of ​​Sialkol Union of the upazila.

The deceased Sahib Ali is the son of the deceased Mangan Ali of Barahamkuria village of the same union.

Sirajganj Fire Service Station Officer Ataur Rahman confirmed this to Jago News.

He said that the old man was crossing the abandoned Bailey Bridge on a bicycle in the dark of night. However, he fell into the water and died as there was no footing on the bridge.

Eyewitnesses said that the deck of the abandoned Bailey Bridge had been lifted a few days ago. In this situation, he fell into the water while crossing the bridge with his bicycle in the dark of night. Later fire service people came and recovered his body.

Officer-in-Charge (OC) of Sirajganj Sadar Police Station Sirajul Islam said that the body was recovered from the spot and brought to the police station.