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Last survivor Sonia of electrocuted family also dies

  • Update Time : Wednesday, March 27, 2024
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Moulvibazar Correspondent:

The eight-year-old girl, Sonia Sultana, has succumbed to her injuries today. Yesterday, her parents and three siblings died from electrocution when a power line fell on their tin house in Moulvibazar.

She was transferred from Sylhet to Dhaka for advanced medical care but was declared dead by doctors around 5 am on Wednesday, according to Abdul Aziz, Sonia’s maternal uncle.

On 26 March, five members of the same family died due to electrocution. Their six-year-old daughter who was the only one left alive was taken to Sylhet MAG Osmani Medical College Hospital.

Her uncle Abdul Aziz said Sonia was first admitted to Osmani Medical College Hospital in Sylhet. Doctors there said 25 percent of her body was burnt. She was taken to Dhaka last night for better treatment and died shortly after reaching there.

The incident took place yesterday after Sehri at 4:50 am in the East Godavari area of East Juri Union of Juri Upazila. In yesterday’s incident in Goalbari village, Sonia’s father Foizur Rahman, 52, mother Siri Begum, 45, brother Sayem, 7, and sisters Samia Begum, 14, and Sabina, 11, died of electrocution.

Police said a live electric wire fell on the corrugated iron sheet house of Foizur during a storm around 5:00 am. A fire broke out after the wire fell on the house.

As the victims were trying to get out, they were electrocuted to death, said police.

Sonia was the last surviving member of Faizur Rahman’s family.

Sonia Sultana, a student of class two of Goalbari North Government Primary School in Moulvibazar’s Juri upazila. The funerals for her parents and siblings took place on Tuesday afternoon, after which they were buried in the local graveyard. Sonia will also be laid to rest there, according to her uncle Abdul Aziz.

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