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Five killed in lightning strikes in Habiganj, Kishoreganj

  • Published at 10:36 pm April 22nd, 2018
  • Last updated at 11:39 pm April 22nd, 2018
Five killed in lightning strikes in Habiganj, Kishoreganj
Five persons including four farmers were killed in separate lightning strikes in Habiganj and Kishoreganj districts on Sunday. In Habiganj, two farmers died as they were struck by lightning at Swajangram village in Lakhai upazila in the afternoon. The deceased were identified as Nuful Miah, 45, son of Kadir Miah, and Apan Miah, 35, son of Delwar Ali of the village. The duo was working in a local paddy field when a thunderbolt hit them, killing them on the spot, said Lakhai police station officer-in-charge Dewan Mohammad Nurul Islam. One 12-year-old Moin Uddin, son of Ful Mia from Hiyala Agla Bari village under Baniachang upazila of the district was killed in a separate lightning strike incident. A thunderbolt hit the boy while he was playing at field nearby his house, confirms Md Mozammel Haque, officer-in-charge of Baniachang police station. In Kishoreganj, two farmers died in separate lightning strikes in Bajitpur upazila in the afternoon, reports UNB. The deceased were identified as Towhid Miah, 27, son of Samed Miah of Baherbali village, and Abdur Rashid, 35, son of Abdul Majid from Barhatta upazila in Netrakona district. Locals said Rashid was hit by lightning while harvesting paddy at Maijchar haor around 4:30pm, leaving him dead on the spot. In another incident, Towhid was struck by a thunderbolt while harvesting paddy at Baherbali haor around 5:30pm.
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