Teenager, who climbed tower to hoist tricolour, dies in Bengal

Updated on : Aug 15,2018   6:44 pm

Kolkata, Aug 15 (IANS) A teenager, who had climbed a mobile tower to hoist the national flag for Independence Day celebrations in West Bengal's Murshidabad district, fell from it and died, police said on Wednesday.

"Bishal Kedar (19) climbed the mobile tower to tie the national flag at the top of it and he accidentally fell from about 80 feet height," said an officer from Jiagunj Police Station.

He was rushed to a local hospital where he was declared dead, the official said.