Dhaka – Nine people were killed and 21 others injured in separate incidents of lightning strike in six districts on Thursday.In Comilla, two brick kiln workers were killed and 17 others injured as a thunderbolt struck them at Bakhornagar village in Muradnagar upazila around 2:30am while working.The deceased were identified as Al-Amin, 30, son of Bashir Miah, and Mohammad Ali, 25, son of Dilu Miah, hailing from Majlispur area of Brahmanbaria Sadar upazila.The injured were admitted to different local hospitals.
In Narayanganj, a streak of lightning killed two teenage boys and injured a young man at Char Kishoreganj Mollarpara in Sonargaon upazila. The deceased were identified Anik, 15, and Ferdous, 17, residents of the area.In Bagerhat, two day-labourers were killed and another was injured in a lightning strike while digging soil at Kamlagram village in Morelganj upazila around 2pm.The deceased were identified as Kalipad Majumder, 50, son of Binod Majumder of Kumarkhali village, and Rafiqul Forazi, 28, son of Aziz Forazi of Ghorgota village.In Netrakona, an elderly man was killed as he was struck by a thunderbolt at Noapara village of Sadar upazila in the evening. The deceased was identified as Abdul Khaleque, 50, of the village.In Brahmanbaria, the muazzim of Noahati mosque at Shilail village of Sadar upazila was killed in a lightning strike around 2pm. Two other people were also injured in the lighting strike.In Faridpur, a schoolboy, Md Hasan Mollah, 16, son of Javed Mollah, was killed in a lighting strike at Khrishanagar village of Sadar upazila at noon.