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Three die after being electrocuted in Barguna

Published: November 04, 2019 11:11:56 | Updated: November 04, 2019 21:31:11


Three family members, including a woman and her son, have died of electrocution in Barguna.

The incident occurred at Khashtabak village of Kakchira Union in Patharghata Upazila of Barguna at 7:30am on Monday, said Patharghata police station OC Md Shahabuddin.

The bodies have been identified as Hamida Begum, 50, her son Russell, 25, and her brother-in-law Delwar Hossain Khan, 45, bdnews24.com reported.

Delwar was chopping down a betel nut tree in his house premises when the tree fell on an electric cable, said the OC. He was immediately electrocuted after the wire snapped, he added.

Hamida and Russell were also killed by electric shock as they attempted to save him.

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