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Lightning strikes kill six nationwide

  • Published at 02:25 am May 27th, 2018

At least six people across Bangladesh were reported killed after they were struck by lightning on Saturday. Five of them were killed at haors, and the sixth at a 

In the village of Mirergaon in Sylhet sadar upazila, two siblings - Babul Mia, 8, and Imon Mia, 12, sons of Badar Uddin, and Abdul Amin, 20, son of Bilal Uddin, were fishing in a haor when they were struck by lightning during a rain in the evening.

All three died on the spot, according to Shafiqur Rahman, officer-in-charge of Jalalabad police station.

Another was killed during a fishing trip to the haors in the neighbouring upazila of Tahirpur. Jahur Alam, 35, was struck by lightning when he was out fishing in a haor near his village of Menjargaon.

Upazila Nirbahi Officer Purnendu Dey confirmed his death, reports UNB.

Earlier on Saturday, 25-year-old Liton Boishaw from Porakot, Nilphamari, was struck by lightning when he was fishing in a local water body early in the morning, reports the BSS.

Also on Saturday afternoon, Abdul Karim, 35, a paddy farmer, was killed by a sudden lightning bolt when he was out harvesting in the village of Teghoria in Baniachong upazila in Habiganj.

Mozammel Haque, officer-in-charge of Baniachong police station confirmed his death. 

Mohammed Serajul Islam from Sylhet and Mohammad Nur Uddin from Habiganj contributed to this report