Man, child die under fallen tree branches as Cyclone Midhili lashes Chattogram

The incidents occurred in Sandwip and Mirsharai Upazilas

Published : 17 Nov 2023, 05:45 PM
Updated : 17 Nov 2023, 05:45 PM

A man and a child have died after being hit by fallen tree branches in Chattogram’s Sandwip and Mirsharai Upazilas during Cyclone Midhili.

The victims were identified as 72-year-old Abdul Wahab from Magdhara Union in Sandwip and Muntaha Arya, a 4-year-old girl from Jorarganj Union in Mirsharai.

Wahab was hit by a tree branch and injured on his way home from a mosque following afternoon prayers, said Sahidul Islam, chief of Sandwip Police Station.

He was rushed to the Upazila Health Complex, where doctors declared him dead.

In a separate incident, Arya was struck near her home, said Zahid Hossain, chief of the local police station.