CHATTOGRAM: A rickshaw-puller was electrocuted as an electric wire from an electric pole fell on him under the influence of cyclonic storm ‘Mocha’ in the port city on Sunday morning.
The ill-fated was identified as Md Jahedul, 25, son of Mahatab Ali of Oxygen in the city’s Bayezid area.
Later, locals doused the blaze and rescued Jahedul in a critical condition.
The locals rushed him to the Chattogram Medical College Hospital (CMCH) and admitted him to the Burn and Plastic Surgery Ward where the on-duty doctor declared him dead, said CMCH Police Outpost In-Charge Nurul Alam Ashek.
Quoting the doctors, Ashek said, 35 per cent of the body was burnt in the fire.