Staff reporter

A 12-year-old boy died after he fell off from a guava tree in Samdrupjongkhar yesterday afternoon.

The incident occurred near the workshop area when the deceased was playing with his friends.

According to sources, the deceased fell off the guava tree, which was about 15ft high and hit his head on the electric poles kept beneath the tree. The incident occurred around 1:30pm. They said the deceased must have slipped while playing.

The friends went home and informed the deceased’s parents, as they could not evacuate him to the hospital. The parents then took him to the hospital.

The health officials said the deceased was brought dead to the hospital around 2pm.

“It was late by about 15 to 20 minutes,” an official said, adding that they were no major injuries on his body.

Officials said the deceased succumbed to severe head injury and excessive bleeding from the mouth.