Four members of a family died in Dinajpur's Parbatipur upazila as their mud house collapsed on them early yesterday.
The dead are Mohammad Swapan, 35, a rickshaw puller by profession, his wife Sarjana Begum, 27, their two children Abul Hossain, 7, and Hasibur Rahman, 5.
The victims' neighbour Motiur Rahman said it was raining cats and dogs at the night the mud house collapsed.
Around 5:30am a woman started screaming seeing the collapsed house. Locals then rushed to the spot and recovered the bodies around 8:00am.
None could tell at what time the house collapsed as they heard no sound due to heavy rain.
During a visit to the spot, this correspondent found out that there were two rooms at the house. All four members of the family were sleeping in one room at the night heading westwards.
On information, Shahbaz Mithun Munni, upazila nirbahi officer (UNO) of Parbatipur, Hafijur Rahman Pranik Upazila, chairman of Parbatipur upazila parishad, and high officials of Parbatipur police visited the spot.
UNO Shahnaz Mithun Munni said the villagers were arranging their burial at the village.