British Family Poisoned In Bangladesh Leaving Father & Son Dead

A British man and his teenage son have died and the rest of their family are being treated in hospital as Bangladeshi police investigate the suspected poisoning.

Father and Son have died in suspected poisoning while the rest of the family remain in hospital
Father and Son have died in suspected poisoning while the rest of the family remain in hospital

The family of five were all found unconscious by police in a rented flat in the eastern city of Sylhet on Tuesday afternoon.


The father, in his 50s, and his 16-year-old son have both died. The man's wife, his second son, and his daughter are said to be receiving treatment at Sylhet MAG Osmani Medical College Hospital.

The family is from the Riverside area of Cardiff and is said to have been on a visit to the country when the incident took place.

WalesOnline spoke to Police Superintendent Farid Uddin, who said that it was believed that the incident was a case of poisoning but that an investigation was still ongoing. He said: "After discussing the overall situation with the doctors and inspecting the scene we believe this may have been a case of poisoning. "The investigation is ongoing into whether it is poisoning or something else."

He added: "At the moment we believe they fell asleep after dinner last night.

"This must be investigated further. How were they poisoned? How did they die? We will be able to confirm after an investigation."

The police were called after relatives tried unsuccessfully to get an answer from the family at their flat at around 10am on Tuesday morning.


28 Dead And 60 Seriously Unwell After Drinking Bootlegged Alcohol In India





SUBSCRIBE TO GET EVERY STORY TO YOUR MAILBOX

Thanks for subscribing!