At least eight electrocuted in northern Bangladesh
July 31 2018 04:36 PM
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At least eight people were electrocuted and one injured while repairing the electrical wiring of a shop in a northern district of Bangladesh, a police official said.

Md Abu Daud of Sirajganj Sadar Police Station said the incident took place around 12:30 pm (0630GMT), when nine people came in contact with a live wire while shifting a makeshift shop, leaving them severely injured.

They were taken to district Sadar Hospital, where the doctor declared eight of them dead, said Dr Faridul Islam, a resident medical officer of the hospital.

The injured was admitted to the hospital, he added.

According to the Bangladesh Health Injury Survey 2016, hundreds of people die of electrocution in Bangladesh, especially in the rainy season.

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