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Lighting strike kills three in 2 districts

News Desk Districts 2022-05-13, 4:38pm

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Three people died and another person sustained injuries after being struck by lightning in Magura and Nagaon districts.



Three people died and another person sustained injuries after being struck by lightning in Magura and Nagaon districts, police said on Friday.

In Magura, 35-year-old Md Jannu Mollah, a farmer from Satyabanpur village in Sadar upazila, was killed on Thursday afternoon. A thunderbolt struck him while he was cutting paddy on a field near his house.

Officer-in-charge Nasir Uddin of Magura Sadar Police Station said that an unnatural death case was registered over the incident.

In Naogaon's Porsha upazila, two farmers -- Sayem Ali, 40,  and Nur Mohammad Nooh, 55 --  were killed by a bolt of lightning while they were harvesting paddy in the field on Friday morning.

Meanwhile, 50-year-old Jahanara Begum of Nitpur Bangalpara village was severely injured after being struck by lightning when she was on her way to a field.

She was later admitted to Porsha Upazila Health Complex, said locals.

Porsha police station officer-in- charge Zahurul Haque said the bodies of the deceased were handed over to their families.

Porsha upazila nirbahi officer Nazmul Hamid Reza said the families of those killed and injured in a natural calamity "are given financial assistance by the government".

Each of the affected families has been given Tk 20,000 by the Ministry of Disaster Management and Relief, he said.