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Cyclone Remal

Firefighter fatally electrocuted in Khagrachhari while clearing debris

  • Came into contact with live wire
  • Immediately taken to local hospital
Update : 28 May 2024, 01:18 PM

A fire service worker lost his life while clearing trees from a road in the Alutila area of Khagrachhari on Monday night.

The deceased, identified as Rasel Hossain, 20, was the son of Abdul Razzak and a resident of Dhaka's Dhamrai.

According to Khagrachhari Fire Service Station Officer Rajesh Barua, several trees fell in different areas of Alutila due to the impact of Cyclone Remal. Rasel came into contact with a 33,000-volt live wire while cutting an uprooted tree at around 11pm.

He was immediately taken to Khagrachhari Sadar Hospital, where the duty doctor declared him dead.

Power supply in Khagrachhari has been disrupted, and several roads are blocked by fallen trees as a result of Cyclone Remal.

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