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2 die in queue for Covid test in Brahmanbaria, Chandpur

  • Published at 04:50 pm July 28th, 2021
Brahmanbaria General Hospital
File photo of people standing in line at the Brahmanbaria General Hospital Bangla Tribune

Both victims had been suffering from fever and cold for the last few days

A man and a woman died on Wednesday while they were waiting in line to provide swab samples for Covid-19 tests at their respective local hospitals in Brahmanbaria and Chandpur.

In Brahmanbaria, Iqbal Hossain died while waiting in line for a Covid-19 test at the Brahmanbaria General Hospital.

The 43-year-old was from Bihair village in Natai North union of Brahmanbaria Sadar upazila. 

He was the imam of a mosque in Kharampur village, of Akhaura upazila.

While waiting in line in front of the Bangladesh Medical Association (BMA) building on the hospital grounds to give a sample for a Covid-19 test, Iqbal collapsed around 8:45am. 

The on-duty doctor pronounced him dead soon after he was rushed to the emergency department of the hospital.

According to the relatives of the deceased, Iqbal had been suffering from fever and cold for the last few days.

Solaiman Miya, duty doctor at the hospital's emergency department, confirmed the matter and said Iqbal had symptoms of coronavirus.

Meanwhile, Kamrunnahar similarly fell to her death while waiting in line at the Kachua Upazila Health Complex for a Covid-19 test. 

The 40-year-old was from Padua village in Matlab South upazila.

According to her husband Abdur Sattar, Kamrunnahar She had been suffering from fever, cold and cough for a long time and was taken to Kachua Health Complex for a Covid test.

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