Storm kills 13 people in 5 districts

Storm kills 13 people in 5 districts


Thirteen people were killed in incidents of lightning strike, house collapse and boat capsize during storms in Khulna, Pirojpur, Bagerhat, Jessore and Satkhira districts on Sunday.In Khulna, seven people were killed in Koyra and Bhatiaghata upazilas as a storm swept the district early Sunday.Nazmul Ahsan, deputy commissioner of the district, said two people were killed in Koyra upazila while four in Bhatiaghata upazila as lightning strikes hit them early in the morning.Meanwhile, another man died as a boat capsized in the Sibshah River in Batiaghata upazila also early in the morning.Details about the incidents could not be known immediately.

In Pirojpur, three people, including a teenage girl, were killed in separate incidents in Najirpur and Nesarabad upazila during storm.Khairul Alam Sheikh, deputy commissioner of the district, said Delwar Hossain, 40, a resident of Alongkarbari village of Nesarabad upazila, was killed as a boat sank in a river early in the morning while he went to fish.Another boy, Sabbir Hossain, 12, son of Mojibur Rahman, was killed as the roof of his house collapsed on him at Sarengkathi village of the upazila early in the morning.Meanwhile Sathiya Khatun, 16, a resident Uttar Kolardurniya of Nesarabad upazila, was killed by a lightning strike in the early morning.Besides, around 500 houses were damaged and a large number of trees were uprooted during the storm.In Satkhira, Maloti Rajbongshi,45, was killed as a streak of thunderbolt hit her at Tuardanga village in Ashashuni upazila in the morning.Besides, Monwara Begum ,34, was killed as a thunderbolt struck her at Kachua upazila headquarters in Bagerhat district on Sunday morning.In Jessore, Tahajjat Morol ,65, a local BNP leader, was killed by lightning at Baniabahu village in Sadar uapzila early Sunday.


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