Nine unnatural deaths in five districts
Nine persons including a mother and her son died unnaturally in five districts- Bhola, Barishal, Kishoreganj, Jamalpur and Rajshahi, recently.
BHOLA: Three persons died unnaturally in separate incidents in Monpura, Borhanuddin and Lalmohan upazilas of the district on Tuesday and Monday.
Two persons were killed and one injured in lightning strikes in Monpura and Borhanuddin upazilas on Tuesday.
The deceased were identified as Mamun, 18, son of Md Amzad Hossain, and Rafsan, 25, son of Abdul Hye, residents of Monpura Upazila. Officer-in-Charge (OC) of Monpura Police Station (PS) Md Shakwat Hossain said a thunderstorm struck on Mamun when he went to fishing in the Meghna River at noon, that left him critically injured.
He was taken to Monpura Hospital where the on-duty doctor declared him dead.
Borhanuddin Upazila Nirbahi Officer Md Bashir Gazi said thunderstorm hit Rafsan while he was fishing in the river, leaving him dead on the spot.
On the other hand, a man was electrocuted in Lalmohan Upazila on Monday noon.
The deceased was identified as A Rob Mia, 65, a former official of Agrani Bank.
Local sources said Rob Mia was electrocuted while repairing electric wire in an under-construction building in Uttar Bazar area of Lalmohan Municipality.
Lalmohan PS OC Mir Khairul Kabir confirmed the incident.
GOURNADI, BARISHAL: Two persons including a minor boy died unnaturally in separate incidents in Gournadi Upazila of the district recently.
A minor boy died after falling from a multi-storeyed clinic building in Gournadi Upazila on Monday.
The deceased was identified as Oli, 3.
He came to the clinic with his mother to see his maternal aunty. At one stage, he fell from the second floor of the building accidentally. He died on the spot.
On the other hand, a college student died from snakebite in Gouranadi Upazila of the district on Friday morning.
The deceased was identified as Shawon Chowkider, 21, a 12th grader at Mahilara Degree College. He was the son of Faruk Choukider, a resident of the upazila.
Family members of the deceased said a snake bite Shawon when he was sleeping in his room in the morning.
Later, he was taken to Barishal Sher-e-Bangla Medical College Hospital where the on-duty doctor declared him dead.
KISHOREGANJ: A man was killed by lightning strike in Morapuri Beel area of Tarail Upazila in the district on Saturday afternoon.
The deceased was identified as Halim, 35, son of Late Abdur Rashid of Kalna Village in the upazila. Local sources said Halim was working in the Morapuri Beel in the afternoon. At that time a lightning stroke him, leaving Halim dead on the spot.
Residential Medical Officer of Tarail Upazila Health Complex Md Badrul Hasan Roni confirmed the incident.
JAMALPUR: A schoolboy died after falling from a mango tree while he was trying to picking mangoes in Sarishabari Upzila of the district on Saturday afternoon.
Deceased Arif Mia, 13, was a sixth grader of Malipara High School. He was the son of Alam Bhuiyan, a resident of Malipara Village in the upazila. Family sources said Arif fell from a mango tree in the courtyard while picking mango, in which he was critically injured.
He was taken to Sarishabari Upazila Health Complex where he died while undergoing treatment.
RAJSHAHI: A mother and her son died while trying to recover a fallen mobile phone set from a toilet in Kayamajampur Sarakpara Village of Durgapur Upazila in the district on Thursday night.
The deceased were identified as Firoza Begum, 38, wife of Abdul Quddus of Kayamajampur area and her son Russell Rana, 17. Russell participated in the SSC examination from Kayamajampur High School this year.
According to locals, Russell was reportedly selling tea at his father's shop on Thursday afternoon. He arrived home at around 7:30 pm to go to toilet. When he went to the toilet, his mobile phone set fell inside the toilet tank.
Later, when he climbed down to recover the mobile phone, he fell into garbage tank. Hearing his cry for help, Firoza Begum went to rescue him and eventually, both of them died.
Later, the locals rescued the bodies.