10 killed in lightening

10 killed in lightening

Ten people were killed and two others injured in separate incidents of lightning strike in Sunamganj, Jamalpur, Sherpur, Gaibandha and Bagerhat districts on Friday evening and Saturday morning.In Sundamganj, two farmers -– Haridas, 45, of Mahtabpur village and Abdul Kader, 18, son of Ramjan Ali of Muradnagar village –- died on the spot as a thunderbolt struck them in the morning while they were harvesting paddy in Kaliakota haor in Dirai upazila this morning.

In another incident, Rasheda Begum, 40, was killed after having hit by a streak of thunderbolt while she was working on the courtyard of her house at Konarsora village in Tahirpur upazila, said Shahidullah, officer-in-charge of Tahirpur Police Station.

In Jamalpur, three farmers were killed in separate incidents of lightning strike in different villages of Dewanganj upazila in the morning.

Officer-in-charge of Dewanganj Police Station Aslam Hossain said the three farmers — Fulu Miah, 45, of Rampura village, Masud, 20, of Nalkarchar village, and Rubel Hossain, 16, son of Abdul Mazid of Char Hatibhanga village — died on the spot as thunderbolts struck them around 10am while they working in the fields of their respective villages.

In Sherpur, Mariam Khatun, 13, a class VII student of Sameshchura High School and daughter of Nur Hossain of the village, was killed in lightning strike at Sameshchura village in Nalitabari upazila around 7:00 am, officer-in-charge of Nalitabari Police Station AKM Aminul Haque said.

Meanwhile, Bilkis Begum, 32, wife of Habu Hossain, died on the spot when a thunderbolt struck her at Pagoljani village in the same upazila at the same time.

In Bagerhat, farmer Chejlin Mollik, 40, son of Idris Mollik of Aruabarni village in Chitalmari upazila, was killed and another man, Piklu Gazi, suffered injuries in a lightning strike during a storm while they were harvesting paddy on Friday evening.

In Gaibandha, Narayan Chandra and his wife Kamali Rani sustained injuries by lightning strike in Kuthipara area of the district town while they were cooking at about 9:00 am.

Local people rescued them and took them to Gaibandha Adhunik Hospital where doctors declared Narayan dead.


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