Lightning kills 3 including 1 imam throughout the country

Lightning kills 3 including 1 imam throughout the country


An Imam of a mosque died from electrocution at Godagari municipality area here on Saturday.

The deceased was identified as Mansur Rahman, 58, hailed from Mahishalbari village in Godagari upazila.

Locals said when Mansur Rahman was giving Zohr azan he came in contact with a live electric wire and received electric shock.

He was rushed to Godagari 31-bed hospital where he died in the afternoon.

Two people were killed in separate incidents of lightning strike in Kapasia upazila of the district on Saturday night.

The deceased were identified as Hiron Miah, 25, son of late Alim Uddin, a resident of Charnilaxmi village and Shahnaj Akhtar, 25, wife of Kajal Miah, a resident of Lohadi village of the upazila.
Ahsan Ullah, officer-in-charge of Kapasia Police Station, said a thunderbolt hit Hiron at about 8:00pm while he was returning to his home, leaving him dead on the spot.

In another incident, lightning struck Shahnaj when she was sitting at

the courtyard of her house at night, leaving her dead on the spot. -UNB, Gazipur


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