Two siblings died from electrocution at Uribunia village in Nesarabad upazila of Pirojpur district on Saturday (February 10, 2024). The deceased were identified as Enam Haque, 20 and Nadim Haque, 24—two sons of Aynal Haque of the village. HM Shahin, officer-in-charge of Nesarabad Police Station, said Ripon Mia, a farmer, set an electric rat control trap on his land adjacent to a canal. Read: Four killed in road accidents in Noakhali and Kushtia Enam and Nadim went to the canal adjacent to the land to catch fish on Friday night. As they were unaware of the trap they got electrocuted when they stepped into into land while fishing. Local people found both of them in unconscious condition on Saturday morning and informed police, said local UP member Md Mizan. On information, police recovered the bodies and sent those to a local hospital morgue for autopsy. Read more: How to Protect Children from Electric Shocks
In a recent distressing incident in Cumilla, seven-year-old Abdullah encountered a life-threatening situation while playing, entangled with an unimaginable 11,000-volt transmission cable running through the building's gap. Such incidents can be prevented with caution. Electrical shocks pose a significant threat to children, especially during playtime. The allure of exploring their surroundings may unknowingly lead them into situations with high electric shock risk. Let’s take a look at some tips to keep children safe from electric shocks in and outside home. Tips to Protect Children from Electric Shocks Cord Management Kids can get electrocuted through exposed cords or overloaded electrical outlets. To ensure the safety of children, it is crucial to keep electrical cords out of their reach. At home and school, it is essential to bundle and clamp cords, use cord covers, or hide running cords behind furniture. Additionally, it is essential never to overload outlets or power strips, as this practice poses a significant fire hazard. Read more: Helicopter Parenting: Signs, Pros, Cons and How to Change Appliance Safety Ensuring the safety of children involves keeping appliances, particularly those that generate heat like irons, hair dryers, toasters, etc - out of their reach. To further minimise risks, it is essential to unplug these appliances when not in use. This practice not only prevents potential accidents associated with heat-generating appliances but also promotes energy efficiency. It also eliminates the risk of accidents when the appliances are not actively in operation. GFCIs Installation For enhanced safety in areas prone to water exposure, such as kitchen, bathroom, and laundry room, one may consider installing Ground Fault Circuit Interrupters (GFCIs) in the power outlets. GFCIs play a crucial role in preventing serious injuries or fatalities resulting from electric shocks. Read more: Earthquake Safety Tips for Parents to Keep Children Safe These devices swiftly cut off power if the system can detect a fault in the circuit, mitigating the risk of electric shock in potentially hazardous environments. Prioritising the installation of GFCIs underscores a proactive approach to electrical safety, safeguarding kids in home and school areas from the dangers associated with water and electricity interactions. Secure Outdoor Wires Prioritising the safety of outdoor spaces is imperative, especially concerning hanging wires outside homes or streets. To mitigate potential risks, it is crucial to ensure that all such wires are securely fastened to prevent accidental contact. If there are hanging electric wires on open roads, near residential blocks, or schools, the children are at risk of getting electrocuted while playing. Therefore, to avoid any electrical accidents, parents, school management, and community members should inform the associated responsible authorities to take necessary measures. Read more: Fire Safety Tips for Parents to Keep Children Safe By eliminating the possibility of unintended contact with outdoor wires, individuals can contribute to creating safer residential areas.
A woman died after being electrocuted at Char Paschimpara village in Kaunia of the Dantabhanga union of Rowmari upazila of Kurigram. Also read: Insufficient rain and rampant load shedding threats to Aman rice cultivation in Kurigram The deceased was Rasheda Khatun, 45, wife of Nekkar Hossain of the upazila. Also read: Kurigram road accident leaves three dead The incident happened when she went to check the charging status of an easybike at her house around 11:45 am on Friday. According to locals and police, Nekkar kept his easybike on charge with the electric line of the house as usual. But for some reason, the bike was electrified due to a problem with the wire. Rasheda went to the easybike to check it and got electrocuted. Also read: Kurigram road accident leaves three dead Later, she died on the way to Rowmari Upazila Health Complex. Dantabhanga Union Parishad Chairman Rezaul Karim confirmed the matter.
A 24-year-old man died of electrocution while running on a treadmill at a gym in north Delhi, India. The deceased, Saksham Pruthi, was a BTech major and worked in a firm in Gurugram. He used to work out at the Gymplex Fitness Zone in Sector 15, and was a resident of Rohini Sector 19, reports NDTV. Also read: Man dies from electrocution in Dhaka’s Chawkbazar The young man fell while jogging on the treadmill early on Tuesday and the cause of the death was mentioned as electrocution in the autopsy report, it said. Also read; Man dies from electrocution in city The gym manager has been arrested by police. A case has been filed under the provisions dealing with culpable homicide that does not amount to murder and careless behaviour with regard to machinery. Police are investigating further into the matter. Also read: Worker dies from electrocution in Dhaka’s Kamrangirchar
The helper of a covered van driver died from electrocution at Rahmatganj in Dhaka’s Chawkbazar area early today, said police. The deceased was identified as Biplab, son of Shahjahan, of Companiganj upazila in Noakhali district. Worker dies from electrocution in Dhaka’s Kamrangirchar Shankar Roy, sub-inspector of Chawkbazar Police Station, said Biplab came in contact with a live electric wire when he was coming out of the van to unload goods around 2 am, leaving him unconscious. Father, son die from electrocution, another by lightning in Natore Later, he was taken to Dhaka Medical College and Hospital where the doctors declared him dead around 2:45 am. Man dies from electrocution in city
A 45-year-old man died from electrocution at a garage at Kunipara in the city’s Tejgaon area on Saturday. The deceased was identified as Alam Mia, 45, owner of the garage and son of Shanu Mia of Bhola district. He used to live with his family in Kunipara area as a tenant. Quoting family members, inspector Bachhu Mia, in-charge of Dhaka Medical College and Hospital (DMCH) police camp, said Alam Mia got electrocuted while charging a battery at his garage around 7 am and fell unconscious. Also read: Man dies from electrocution in Dhaka’s Mohammadpur Later, he was taken to DMCH where doctors pronounced him dead.
A day labourer died from electrocution when shifting furniture of a flat in the city’s Khilgaon Taltola area on Saturday. The deceased was identified as Md Ishak Hawlader, 60, son of Mofiz Hawlader, 32 of Billo village under Gouranodi police station in Barisal. He had been residing at Taltola bazar area. Sub-Inspector (SI) Nur E Alam of Khilgaon police station said Ishak got electrocuted around 12:30 pm when he touched an electric wire while shifting furniture from the flat. Co-workers took Ishak Hawler to Mughda Medical College Hospital and then to Dhaka Medical College Hospital (DMCH) where doctors declared him dead around 4:00 pm. The body was at the hospital morgue for autopsy.
Two people died from electrocution in Bandar upazila of Narayanganj on Friday, police said. The deceased were identified as Hridoy ,18, son of Sheikh Sadi of Rampur village of Purbadhala upazila of Netrokona and Hanif ,20, son of Bachchu Mia. Md Shafiq, a co-worker of the victims, said the piling work of an under-building was going on in Madanpur of Narayanganj port. Hridoy and Hanif got a massive electric shock when they came in contact with a live wire while going to start an electric motor at the working site around 7 pm on Friday. Read: Electrocution leaves 3 dead, 3 injured in Kishoreganj They were rushed to Dhaka Medical College Hospital where doctors declared them, Shafiq said. The bodies were kept in the hospital morgue for autopsies, Inspector Bachchu Mia, in-charge of DMCH Police Outpost, said.
Three members of a family including a child were electrocuted in Muradnagar upazila of Cumilla on Saturday. The deceased were identified as Hosne Ara Begum,60, her son Tara Mia,30 and her grandson Rifat Hossain, 8, said Jashim Uddin, a local UP member. Rifat went to collect some vegetabls from a land beside their house at Elkhal village. He got electrocuted when a electric wire connecting Doulatpur with Elakhal fell on him from a pole around 1:30 pm. As his uncle Tara Mia and grandmother Hosne Ara rushed to save him they got electrocuted too, said UP member Jashim Uddin. Read: Father, son die from electrocution in B’baria Later locals informed Doulatpur power office to cut the power connection but they died in the meantime, he said. Kamruzzaman Talukder, officer-in-Charge of Bangra Bazar police station, said the bodies were recovered and legal action will be taken in this regard.
A crane operator was electrocuted to death and his helper sustained injuries while installing an electric pole in the Khamarbari area of Bogura’s Adamdighi upazila on Friday. The deceased was identified as Nazim Uddin, 36, son of Taju Mia from Nemshikali village of Kutubdia upazila under Cox’s Bazar district. According to locals, a group of workers hired by contractor company Nesco Limited had been installing electric poles in various villages of the upazila for a long time. “The accident happened when the crane that Nazim and helper Harunur Rashid were operating came in contact with a live wire during the installation of a pole," said Rezaul Karim, officer-in-charge of Adamdighi police station. Both of them were rushed to Adamdighi Upazila Health Complex where Nazim died of his injuries a little later, he added. "Harun is currently undergoing treatment at the health complex." Read: Father, son die from electrocution in B’baria