Lightning kills 5 in 3 dists

Lightning kills 5 in 3 dists


Dhaka – Five people were killed in separate lightning strikes in Comilla, Panchagarh and Habiganj districts on Monday.In Comilla, Mohammad Babul, 22, son of Abdul Kader Miah of Kamalnagar upazila in Laxmipur district, was killed when a thunderbolt struck him amid rain while lifting sand from the Gomti River at Gouripur Char Mohammadi village in Daudkandi upazila in the afternoon.Besides, Russel, 20, son of Islam Molla of Matupi village in Titash upazila, was killed by the lightning strike while working at his field in the afternoon.

In Panchagarh, a stone quarry worker was killed and his wife injured after being struck by a thunderbolt while taking breakfast at their house at Banglabandha in Tentulia upazila in the morning.The deceased was identified as Ramjan Ali, 40, son of Tamijuddin of the village while the injured is Jotsna Banu, 35.In Habiganj, separate lightning strikes killed two people, including a child, during rain in Madhabpur and Sadar upazilas at noon Ajman Miah, 40, son of late Abdus Sattar, died on the spot after being struck by a thunderbolt at Chanpur village in Sadar upazila while Mim Akhter, 8, daughter of Shafiqul Islam, was killed by a lightning strike at Rajnagar village in Madhabpur upazila. (agences)


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