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The probe report found the Chinese contractor responsible for the fatal crane accident in Dhaka.

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“Once the final report is received, the Chinese company may face fines, termination of contract, and be blacklisted so that they cannot get any work in Bangladesh,” said Bangladesh’s Secretary of Road Transport and Highways Division, according to an IANS report.

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The Secretary of Road Transport for Bangladesh said that the Chinese company may “face fines, termination of contract.”

The final report can result in the Chinese firm being blacklisted.The report is expected to be completed by Thursday.

A preliminary investigation into the collapse of a concrete girder on a moving car in Dhaka has found evidence of negligence by a Chinese company.

The initial inquiry into the death of five people, including two children, caused by the fall of a concrete girder on a moving car on Monday in Dhaka, has found evidence of negligence by China Gezhouba Group Company Limited (CGGC).

Nuri, Bangladesh’s Secretary of Road Transport and Highways Division, said that the Chinese company may “face fines, termination of contract, and be blacklisted so that they cannot get any work in Bangladesh” once the final report is received. The report is expected to be completed by Thursday.

The initial probe showed that the Chinese company ignored all safety rules.Even without taking any kind of safety measures, the crane moved the girder.”These should be discussed by the contractor with the consultant: how many cranes will be used, how much area should be cordoned, how many people will be required, who will be involved in this work.”However, the probe suggested that CGGC didn’t discuss these factors with the consultant.”

Addressing a press briefing, Nuri mentioned that the concrete girder weighed 70 tonnes, while the crane has the capacity to carry 80 tonnes. He added that the contractor was not supposed to work on National Mourning Day.

The work was on hold on Monday, according to the consultant. Even though the contractor didn’t inform the traffic management authorities about the work, the probe found it. At least four reasons have been cited by the three-member inquiry panel as evidence of negligence.

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