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5 killed in Sylhet after lightning strikes gas line

  • Published at 09:38 am March 18th, 2018
  • Last updated at 11:53 am March 18th, 2018
5 killed in Sylhet after lightning strikes gas line
Five members of a family have been killed after a thunderbolt struck a gas line connection in Lakkhanabanda village under Gopalganj upazila of Sylhet district. The identities of the deceased could not be ascertained yet. Fire Service and Civil Defence Deputy Assistant Director Dinomoni Sharma said: "A gas line adjacent to the house exploded after thunderbolt struck it around 3am on Sunday. [caption id="attachment_253644" align="aligncenter" width="1024"] Five members of a family have been killed | Mohammed Serajul Islam/Dhaka Tribune[/caption] "Later, the five people died when the fire engulfed the house. He said: "Of them, two women were pregnant."