All three were killed on the spot, police say
Three schoolboys were killed after being struck by lightning at Sonapatti village in Chapainawabganj’s Charbagdanga upazila on Tuesday.
The shocking incidents took place during a thunderstorm around 6:45pm, locals and police said.
The deceased were identified as Gaus Ali, 5, son of Taimur Rahman; Faisal Ali, 15, son of Nurul Islam; and Emon, 14, son Ishaq Ali. All three were from Sonapatti village.
Sadar Model police station OC Manjurur Rahman said a thunderbolt bore down on the trio while they were collecting mangoes at an orchard near their houses in the evening.
All three were killed on the spot, he said.