Lightning kills 2 in Bandarban

2021-10-12, 5:00pm Accidents


Lightning. Png image

Bandarban, Oct 12 - Two members of a family were killed by a lightning strike in  Lama Upazila  of Bandarban district Monday night.

The deceased are Md Enam (45) and his nephew Md Shahid (18).

Chairman of Faitang Union Parishad Jalal Uddin said Enam and Shahid cultivated paddy in ‘Bengali Para’ of Faitang Union.

They used live in a bamboo house built on a tree to guard their crops .

A streak of lightning struck them there around 11 pm, leaving them dead on the spot.

At the same time, three cows of Basukumar Dey, a resident of Merakhola Hindu Para in Lama Sadar Union of the upazila and one cow of Abdur Rahman, a resident of Merakhola Muslim Para died by the lightning strike, he added.

Officer-in-charge of  Lama police station Mohammad Alamgir said the bodies of the deceased were recovered and handed over to their relatives. - UNB