At least eight persons were electrocuted at Kadai village under Sirajganj sadar upazila on Tuesday. Two other people were also injured in the incident.
The deceased were identified as Abdullah, 13, a Class Seven student and son of Abu Taher, Rafiqul Islam, 30, son of Habibur Rahman, Momin, 30, son of Kashem Ali, Sajib, 13, a Class Seven student and son of Abdul Alim, Abdus Sattar, 52, Reaz, 14, a Class Eight student and son of Aminul Islam, Anwar Hossain, 35, son of Amin, and Habib, 25, son of Abul Hossain of the village.
Officer-in-charge (investigation) of Sirajganj Sadar Police Station Rafiqul Islam confirmed the matter.
The tragic incident took place at about 12:15 pm when ten people came in contact of a live wire while shifting a makeshift shop.
They were taken to Sirajganj Sadar Hospital where the on duty doctors declared eight of them dead, said Dr Faridul Islam, a resident medical officer of the hospital.