Teacher, daughter killed under falling tree branch
A female primary schoolteacher and her daughter were killed after a tree branch fell on them in Rangpur city yesterday.
The deceased are Krishna Rani Sarker, 36, wife of Brozen Sarkar of Tulshirhat village in Gangachara upazila, and her daughter Rajoshree Sarkar, 11.
Krishna was an assistant teacher at Nohali Government Primary School in Gangachara.
Borzen, along with his wife and daughter, were headed to Rangpur city from Gangachara on a motorcycle, said Rabiul Islam, officer-in-charge of Porshuram Police Station under the Rangpur Metropolitan Police.
When they reached the Chabbish Hazari area around 11:00am, the branch of an old tree beside the road collapsed on the bike, leaving them critically injured.
Locals took them to Rangpur Community Hospital, where Krishna and her daughter succumbed to their injuries hours after their admission.
Police handed over the bodies to the family without autopsy.