A 12-year child was killed after falling an iron rod on his head from an under-construction elevated expressway at Mohakhali in the capital on Monday.
The identity of the deceased could not be known immediately. He used to live on the streets, police said.
He suffered critical head injuries and some pedestrians took him to a nearby hospital in Mohakhali.
As his condition deteriorated, he was rushed to Dhaka Medical College and Hospital (DMCH), where doctors declared him dead around 12:45pm, said Inspector Bachchu Mia, in-charge of the DMCH Police Outpost.