Four members of a same family electrocuted in Noakhali
Four members of the same family have been electrocuted in Noakhali's Sonaimuri upazila.
The deceased were identified as Abdur Rahim, 55, son of Abul Bashar of Shaheed Maulana Bari of Shilmud village in Ward 9 of Bajra Union under Sonaimuri upazila. Yusuf (48) son of Uzir Ali, Sumon(28) son of Noor Hossain and Jewel (16) son of Md. Shahid Ullah. All the victims are said to be members of the same family.
The accident took place at around 6:30 pm on Friday (September 17) at Shilmud village in Ward 9 of Bajra Union in the upazila. The incident has cast a shadow of mourning among the locals.
Bajra Union Parishad Chairman Miron Aur Rashid confirmed the incident.
He said that Abdur Rahim went to his paddy field in the evening. At that time, Abdur Rahim came in contact with a steel pole of Palli Biddut and was electrocuted on the spot. Later, while trying to rescue him, 3 more people were seriously injured by electricity. When the locals rescued them and took them to Sonaimuri Upazila Health Complex, the doctor on duty declared them dead.
Chairman Miron said the body was brought home from the hospital. There is a shadow of mourning among people of all walks of life in the area.