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Thunderstorms take 79 lives in 4 months

  • Published at 01:13 pm May 7th, 2020
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Seventy people alone were killed in April

At least 79 people died due to thunderstorms from January 1 to April 30.

Save the Society and Thunderstorm Awareness Forum revealed this information in a virtual press conference on Thursday.

Abdul Alim, head of the research cell of the Forum, presented a paper at the time. Rashim Mollah, secretary of the organization, attended the conference, among others.

Among the dead, 10 were women, three children, 66 were men.

In April alone, 70 people died due to thunderstorms and the rest six died in March and three in January.

Among the deceased, 40 people died on crop fields, 12 died when they went to bring back their cattle from outside, four were pedestrian, four people died inside their houses, two died while fishing on boats, two children died in their homestead, two died when they were on rickshaws, two during stone collection and other died in different places.

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