Dhaka, Bangladesh (BBN)-All the boarders and staff of a hotel were evacuated in the capital city of Bangladesh Wednesday morning as it was declared risky after an adjacent road caved-in.
The Fire Service and Civil Defence officials working on the spot initially said that a portion of the road in front of the Hotel Sundarband in Kathalbagan of Dhaka might cave-in due to the piling work of an adjacent high-rise building.
No casualty was known till filing of the report around 11:30am.
Against the backdrop of the situation, the authorities concerned have cut off the utility services – power, gas and water – in the area to bring the situation under control.
The traffic movements on the road were also restricted to ensure security.
On information, the members of fire service and civil defence rushed to the spot and asked the hotel authorities to evacuate it immediately.
The water supply system of the hotel collapsed immediately after the road caved-in with a big bang in the morning.
The hotel and its adjacent area was declared risky as the sand and mud of the ground are being washed away by the water coming out from the broken water line of the hotel.
Some makeshift tea stalls and roadside shops have also been sunken due to the flushed water coming out of the line, the firemen added.
The underground gas supply line also damaged due to the road collapse.
The newly elected Mayor for Dhaka North Annisul Huq visited the spot.
Additional members of law enforcement agencies were also deployed in and around the area to prevent any untoward incident.