Dhaka, Jan 11 (UNB) - In a tragic accident, a 16-day-old infant died as a brickbat fell on his head accidentally in the city’s Mirpur area on Friday.
The deceased was identified as Abdullah, son of Kabir Hossain, a private car driver and a resident of the area, said Inspector Bacchu Mia of Dhaka Medical College Hospital Police Camp.
Abdullah’s aunt Tamim Sultana was standing on a lane in front of their tin-shed house holding him in her arms in the morning for basking, said the victim’s father.
Suddenly, a piece of brick dropped upon the baby accidentally from the rooftop of a three-storey building beside the lane around 10:00am, he said.
The baby was rushed to the Shishu Hospital at Sher-e-Bangla Nagar from where he was referred to Dhaka Medical College Hospital (DMCH), where he died around 1:30 pm, he added.