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DU Mourning Day observed

  • DU Correspondent
  • 16 October, 2021 12:00 AM
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DU Mourning Day observed

The Dhaka University (DU) authorities on Friday observed Mourning Day, commemorating the tragic deaths of students, employees and guests in a building collapse at the university's Jagannath Hall on October 15 in 1985.

A total of 39 people, including 26 students, died as the roof of the auditorium of the then Assembly Building (now October Smriti Bhaban) collapsed on this day in 1985.

To mark the day, university authorities organised various programmes and hoisted black flags atop all dormitories and kept the university flag at half-mast.

DU Vice-Chancellor Prof Dr Md Akhtaruzzaman placed wreaths and observed silence at Jagannath Hall Memorial in the morning.

Besides, Jagannath Hall organised a brief discussion and prayers on its premises.