A housewife at Kotchandpur road under Kaliganj upaźila died yesterday when a branch of a century-old rain tree fell on her.
The deceased was Fahmida Khatun, 38, wife of Abdur Rauf, deputy general manager of Kaliganj Palli Biddyut Samity.
Kaliganj Palli Biddyut Samity Assitant Engineer Shahidul Islam said Rauf joined a rally arranged by the upazila administration yesterday at around 10:00 am.
His wife went shopping at the kitchen market in the town. She was standing by the side of Kotchandpur road when a branch of a rain tree fell on her head, leaving her dead on the spot, he said.
They have one son and one daughter, he added.