Lightning strikes kill 3 more people in 3 dists

Lightning strikes kill 3 more people in 3 dists

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Dhaka -Three people were killed by lightning strikes during storm in Chittagong, Gaibandha and Joypurhat districts on Friday, raising the death toll from such incidents across the country to 35 in two days.In Gaibandha, lightning struck Sirajul Islam, 60, of Malibari Purbopara village of Sadar upazila, when he was working in a cropland during thunderstorm around 11 am, leaving him injured.He died when he was being taken to a local hospital, said Malibari UP chairman Najmul Huda.In Chittagong, a man was killed by lightning strike in Kathtoli area under Pahartoli thana of the city in the morning.The deceased was identified as Amzad Ali, 50, son of Nizam Ud Doula of the area.Ranjit Barua, officer-in-charge of Pahartoli police station, said a thunderbolt struck Amzad when he was standing near a dam adjacent to his house in the morning, leaving him dead on the spot.In Joypurhat, Manik, 28, a farmer of Ghugoil village of Khetlal  upazila, was killed as a thunderbolt struck him while he was working in a paddy field in Hawar bil area of the upazila around 10:30am.At least 32 people were killed and six others injured in lightning strikes in the capital and nine districts across the country on Thursday evening when thunderstorms and rain lashed the areas.Of the victims, eight were killed in Pabna, five each in Sirajganj and Rajshahi, four in Kishoreganj, two each in capital’s Jatrabari, Gazipur, Bogra and Natore and one each in Narsingdi and Nilphamari districts. (UNB)

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