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6 killed by lightning strikes in Kushtia, Bogra

  • Published at 11:46 pm September 7th, 2020
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The trio were killed by lightning while they were catching fish at Burar Dah Khal Bridge in Katlahar village in the morning in Bogra

At least six people including two members of a family were killed and two others were injured in lightning strikes in Kushtia and Bogura districts on Monday.

In Kushtia, three people were killed when a thunderbolt struck them in Doulatpur upazila of the district.

Nishikanto Sarkar, officer-in-charge of Doulatpur police station, said Kamal, 25, son of Abjal and Mohibul, 27, son of Nuru of Natnapara village died on the spot when a streak of thunderbolt hit them while working at cropland around 4pm.

Besides, Naharul Islam, 50, a nightguard, was killed and his wife Kamala Khatun injured when a thunderbolt hit them amid rain while he was working outside their house at Chakdoulatpur village around 2pm, said the OC.

In Bogra, three people including a man and his son were killed by a lightning strike at Katlahar and Madhur villages in Sonatala upazila on Monday.

Zahid Hossain, officer-in-charge of Shonatala police station, said the trio were killed by lightning while they were catching fish at Burar Dah Khal Bridge in Katlahar village in the morning.

The deceased were identified as Siddique Hossain, 35 and his son Siam Hossain, 10 of Madhupur village and Sumon Chandra Roy, 17, son of Subash Chandra Roy of Katlahar village in the upazila.

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