Three persons have died of electrocution in two separate incidents in Chapainawabganj, police said Friday.
The deceased were identified as Shimul, 25, son of late Sabuddin of the Namo Jagannathpur Fuldia area of Durlavpur union, his relative Samnur Begum, 65, and Abdul Malek, 26, son of Abdul Majid of the Dublibhandar area in Chokokirti union.
Locals said Shimul and Samnur Begum were coming to Dadanchak by boat from Fuldia ghat of the Padma river in Namo Jagannathpur around 7pm on Thursday.
As the water level in the river rose, the duo came in contact with the rural power lines hanging over the river and died of electrocution.
Being informed, firemen and police recovered the bodies and handed them over to their family members.
On the other hand, Abdul Malek was electrocuted while fixing an electric wire in his house in the Dublibhandar area of Chokokirti union around the same time.
He was rushed to Shibganj Upazila Health Complex, where doctors declared him dead.
Farid Hossain, officer-in-charge of Shibganj police station, said the body was handed over to the family later in the night as there was no complaint from the family.