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Lightning kills 5 in Gazipur, Brahmanbaria

  • Published at 11:29 pm September 25th, 2018
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In Gazipur, Tajul Islam, 50, and Mamun Sheikh, 30, residents of Punsoi village in Kaliganj upazila, were killed after a lightning bolt struck them while they were fishing at Belai Beel early Tuesday

Five people have been killed and one injured in separate incidents of lightning strikes in Gazipur and Brahmanbaria on Tuesday.

In Gazipur, Tajul Islam, 50, and Mamun Sheikh, 30, residents of Punsoi village in Kaliganj upazila, were killed after a lightning bolt struck them while they were fishing at Belai Beel early Tuesday, said Jangalia Union Parishad member Ibrahim Mollah.

In another incident, Rakhindranath, 42, of Nasaran village, was killed after being struck by lightning at a water body in Sadar upazila, said Akhtaruzzaman Shukkur, chairman of Baria union parishad.

In the same incident, Sammal ,45, was injured.

In Brahmanbaria, Milu, 27, wife of Mamun Miah of Tighori village in Kasba upazila, was killed after a lightning bolt struck her while she was working on her farm around 3pm, reports UNB.

In another incident, Sabuj Miah, 22, of Khasnagar village in Bancharampur upazila, was killed after being hit by lightning around 1:30pm.