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2 children die falling off buildings in Dhaka

  • Published at 09:40 pm February 15th, 2020
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The bodies have been kept at Dhaka Medical College morgue for autopsy

Two children died when they fell off buildings in separate incidents in Dhaka.

Both of them were declared dead at Dhaka Medical College and Hospital (DMCH) on Saturday afternoon.

A 10-year-old boy died as he fell off a five-storey building at Dania in the capital's Jatrabari area. 

The incident took place around 3pm.

The deceased is Md Kamrul, 10, son of Md Kalam, a resident of Rasulpur.

The victim's uncle Nasir said Kamrul used to rear pigeons at their rented tin-shed house.

As one of his pigeons flew to the rooftop of the neighbouring five-storey building, he went there to catch it, Nasir said.

As the pigeon flew to the adjacent five-storey building, Kamrul leapt to reach there, but failed and fell down between the two buildings, he added.

Critically injured Kamrul was rushed to DMCH where the on-duty physician declared him dead at 4:30pm, DMCH police outpost in-charge Inspector Bachchu Mia said.

In another incident, 13-year-old Md Habib died at the hospital in the afternoon while undergoing treatment.

Inspector Bachchu Mia confirmed the news of the boy's death.

Seventh grader Habib, son of late Akram Hossain, lived with his family in the city's Bangshal area.

The victim's elder brother Md Abdullah said Habib fell from the rooftop of their house (a five-storey building) on January 24 while he was flying a kite.

He was then brought to DMCH with critical injuries and had been undergoing treatment at the hospital since then, Abdullah added.

Inspector Bachchu Mia said the bodies were kept at Dhaka Medical College morgue for autopsy.