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Lightning kills 6 in 2 districts

  • Published at 10:41 pm October 6th, 2019
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Chandpur and Magura are the two districts where the incidents occurred

Six people, including four members of a family, were killed by lightning strikes in Chandpur and Magura districts on Sunday.

In Chandpur, four people of a family including two children, were killed when a thunderbolt struck them at the Boro Station Molhead area in the district town.

The deceased were identified as Wahida Begum, 55, wife of Sultan Mia, their daughter Rehana Begum, 27, wife of Saiful Islam, and Rehana’s son Sabbir, 8 and daughter Samia, 10 of the Kachua upazila.

Quoting relatives of the victim’s family, Additional Superintendent of Chandpur police Mizanur Rahman, said a streak of thunderbolt struck the four while they were visiting a tourist spot around 1:30 pm, leaving them injured.

Later, they were taken to the Chandpur General Hospital where doctors declared them dead.

Deputy Commissioner of the district Majedur Rahman Khan visited the spot and gave Tk 30,000 to the family.

In Magura, two people were killed in separate incidents of lightning strikes in the Mohammadpur and Sadar upazilas of the district.

Sirajul Islam, officer-in-charge of the Sadar police station, said Moslem Molla, 60, of Bashtoil village, was killed when a thunderbolt struck him while he was bringing goat from a nearby filed in the afternoon.

Further, Tarok Nath Biswas, officer-in-charge of the Mohammadpur police station, said Biplab Biswas, 30, son of Khasruzzaman of the Jhama village, was killed by lightning while working on the rooftop of an under-construction building in the afternoon.