Lightning strikes kill 4 in Noakhali, Barisal

Lightning strikes kill 4 in Noakhali, Barisal

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Dhaka  – Four people, including three members of a family, were killed in separate lightning strikes in Noakhali and Barisal districts on Tuesday.In Noakhali, three members of a family were killed as a thunderbolt struck them at Gucchhagram in Companyganj upazila at noon.Locals said Shahidul Islam, 35, along with his wife Parveen Akter Laizu, 25 and son Antar, 2, was going to his in-law’s house at
Musapur riding a motorcycle.On the way, when they took shelter in a cowshed due to heavy rainfall a thunderbolt struck them around 1pm, leaving the trio dead on the spot,UNB News Agency Reported.
In Barisal, farmer Abu Akand, 45, received injuries as lightning hit him when he was working in the field around 11 am.Later, he was whisked off to Barisal Sher-e-Bangla Medical College Hospital where doctors declared him dead.

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