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Lightning kills two in Kushtia

  • Published at 05:04 pm May 14th, 2019
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The victims had been out collecting mangoes during storm

Two members of a same family have died from being struck by lightning in Bheramara upazila of Kushtia.

The incident occurred on Monday night in Maharajpur area of Bheramara.

The deceased are Rumi Khatun, 35, and her nephew Ratul, 16.

Bheramara Upazila Health Complex physician Towhidul Hasan Tuhin confirmed the matter and said: “Rumi and Ratul went to a mango orchard to collect mangoes during the storm, around 8:30pm on Monday. Meanwhile, they were struck by thunder and severely injured.”

Later the injured were brought to the health complex and the on-duty doctor declared them dead, he added.