Lightning kills two in Sylhet, Sunamganj

Lightning kills two in Sylhet, Sunamganj

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SYLHET  – Two teenagers were killed by thunderbolts in Zakiganj upazila of Sylhet district and Tahirpur upazila of Sunamganj district on Monday.The deceased were identified as Naim Ahmed, 16, a student of class ten of Isamati High School in Zakiganj upazila, and Farooq Miah, 19, of Tahirpur upazila.Locals and family sources said Naim Ahmed received serious burn injuries in the lightning when he was working in the agricultural field on the bank of the Surma river near his home yesterday morning.He was rushed to Zakiganj Upazila Health Complex in a critical condition where on duty doctors declared him dead.Farooq Miah was killed by thunderbolt during heavy rain in the area when he was sleeping in his bedroom in early morning of Monday.Shaheed Ullah, officer-in-charge of Tahirpur thana, confirmed the incident.With the killing of the two, death toll in the incidents of lightning rose to nine in the last couple of days in the region.

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