A child tourist has died after falling from a high stairway on Himchhari Hill in Cox's Bazar on Friday afternoon.
Along with other family members, Alif, 12, son of Md Shahidul of Gazipur, went to Cox's Bazar on vacation on 1 December and was scheduled to depart from there in the night.
Locals said the accident took place around 2:30pm when Alif, along with other family members and tourists, were climbing the stairs of Himchhari Hill. At one stage, he slipped, fell off the high stairway, and sustained injuries.
Noticing the incident, some tourists and local traders came forward, rescued Alif and took him to a local physician. When his condition deteriorated, they rushed him to Cox's Bazar Sadar Hospital.
After reaching the hospital, the doctors pronounced him dead.
Bipul Chandra Dey, officer-in-charge of Cox's Bazar Sadar Police Station, said the teen died on his mother's lap following the accident.
"The body was handed over to his family members as they did not raise any allegations over the incident," he added.