A woman and her son died while they were trying to recover a cell phone handset from a septic tank in Durgapur upazila of Rajshahi on Thursday night.
The tragic incident took place at Koyamajompur village of the upazila around 7:00 pm.The deceased were identified as Shahina Begum, 30 and her son Russel Rana, 16.
According to local sources, Russel fell into the septic tank when he was trying to recover the handset from there. Later, his mother also entered into the septic tank in the area, leaving them dead on the spot due to suffocation.
Khurshida Banu Kona, officer-in-charge (OC) of Durgapur Police Station, confirmed the matter.