1 killed, 6 hurt by lightning strikes in Sylhet

1 killed, 6 hurt by lightning strikes in Sylhet

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One person was killed and six others were injured in separate incidents of lightning strikes in the different places of Goinghat upazila on Saturday.The deceased was identified as Ayub Ali,43, son of late Samar Ali of Purba Dighirpar village while the injured were Imam Uddin,35, Gias,18, Jabbar,35, Aftar,45, Jamir,45, and Khaled,48, residents of Hatirpara village of the upazila.
Locals said Ayub died on the spot as a thunderbolt struck him while he was returning home at Bekra at about 4:00 pm.In another incident, six people of Hatirpara village of the upazila were injured after being hit by a streak of thunderbolt at about 6:00 pm, said MA Hye, officer-in-charge of Goinghat Police Station.Of the injured, Imam Uddin was admitted to Sylhet Osmani Medical College Hospital as his condition deteriorated. -UNB, Sylhet

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