In a shocking incident, two sisters died of shock several hours after their mother's demise in Panchagarh district on Tuesday.
Panchami Bewa, 90, resident of Khalifapur area in Boda upazila, died due to old age complications in the morning, reports Prothom Alo.
After hearing her news of her death, relatives including her six daughters gathered in the house.
Citing family members, Zakaria Habib, a member of Ward No 5 of Chandanbari union parishad, said that after Panchami Bewa died on Tuesday morning, all her six daughters came from her husband's house to see her mother for the last time.
The grieving girls cried for their mother all day long.
At one stage, her younger daughter Chaiti Rani, 30, fainted after feeling pain in her chest while preparing to return home after finishing the cremation. At that time, her relatives were taking her to Thakurgaon Modern Sadar Hospital in the microbus.
On the way to hospital, Panchami's eldest daughter Swarajini Bala, 50, who was also in the microbus, fell unconscious too.
Later, two sisters died in the microbus at around 7pm.
Rakibul Alam, residential medical officer (RMO) of the hospital said that the two sisters were brought to the hospital dead.
According to their relatives, the two women were suffering from heart related problems. Unable to bear the grief of their mother's death, they are believed to have died of cardiac arrest.