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2 siblings among 3 killed in Jamalpur lightning

Jamalpur, Aug 16 (UNB) – Three people, including two siblings, were killed by lightning here on Friday. Anwar Hossain, 25, and his brother Al Amin, 19, sons of Abdul Latif of Chengtimari village in Dewanganj upazila, were struck by a thunderbolt around 10am while fishing in nearby ‘Kaular beel’. They died on the spot, said officer-in-charge of Dewanganj Police Station ... Read More »

China says lightning caused forest fire that killed 31

Beijing, Apr 6 (AP/UNB) — Lighting sparked a forest fire in mountainous western China last month that killed 27 firefighters and four local helpers in one of the country’s deadliest days for first responders, investigators said. Acting on accounts of eyewitnesses in Sichuan province’s Muli county, investigators located an 18-meter (59-foot) pine tree split by lightning that they identified as ... Read More »