Rushing out of homes in panic during Monday’s pre-dawn earthquake has lead to five deaths in Bangladesh.
Reports of deaths came from Dhaka, Jamalpur, and the northern districts of Rajshahi Lalmonirhat and Panchagarh. At least 29 others in Dhaka were taken to hospital with injuries which were sustained during the panic rush.
In Sylhet 32 people were injured in similar circumstances.
Many of the injured in Dhaka were students of the Dhaka University, said Dhaka Medical College and Hospital police outpost’s Inspector Mozammel Haque.
Many students jumped from second or third floors of their hostel, one from as high as fifth floor rooftop.
Atiqur Rahman, 23, died in Dhaka's East Jurain as he tried to rush out of his house after the earthquake struck.
"There seems to be no apparent injury on his body. It is suspected that he suffered a cardiac arrest in panic and died," Haque said.
Similar deaths were reported from Rajshahi and Lalmonirhat .
A cook at a residential hall at the Rajshahi University (RU) died after suffering cardiac arrest in panic, said Hall Provost Ashraf Uz Zaman.
In Lalmonirhat one Nurul Islam of Patgram died of similar circumstances, according to bdnews24.com. - Idrak