Three people died after being electrocuted and another was injured in Barguna on Saturday afternoon.
The incident took place at Raibhog Kadamtala village of Sadar upazila of the district on Saturday afternoon.
The deceased were identified as Md. Helal, son of Harun, Rabiul, son of Mohammad Jalil, and Belayt, son of Shahjahan Mia.
Locals said that Harun Haji’s son Helal had been living in Malaysia for 14 years. He came home last week. After that, he started building a new house. He went to remove the old house with his cousin Belayet, neighbors Rabiul and Arif around noon on Saturday. At this time, the electricity connection next to it was torn and fell into the tin of the house leaving all four were electrocuted. Belayt, Helal and Rabiul died on the spot while Arif was rescued in critical condition and took him to Barguna General Hospital.
Shamim Reza, station commander of Barguna Fire Service, said that a team of fire service reached the spot and rescued the injured and took them to Barguna Sadar Hospital, where doctors declared the three dead.