Lightning strikes kill 8 in four districts

BanglaPress Desk
April 29, 2018

Eight people were killed in lightning strikes in Sirajganj, Sunamganj, Magura and Rangamati districts on Sunday, reports UNB.

According to reports reaching the UNB news desk, Shamsul Mondol, 57, and his son Arman Ali, 17, of Kazipur upazila in Sirajganj were killed when a streak of thunderbolt struck them while working on their peanut field at a char along the Jamuna River.

In another incident, Abdul Quader, 37, son of Aher Monadol of Pestak Kura village, was killed in a lightning strike while cutting paddy on his field amid rain, said Kamarkhand police station officer-in-charge Abu Oabida.

In Magura, three people were killed by lightning strikes in separate places of the district.

The deceased are Alam, 35, of Bulugram, Shibananda, 40, of Araisat village and Mehedi, 18, of Sadar upazila.

Alam and Shibananda were killed when a thunderbolt hit them during rains while Mehedi died as he fell from an electric pole after being hit by a thunderbolt while working.

In Rangamati, Mansura Begum, 32, of Baghaichhari upazila, was killed in a lightning strike while bringing back home her cattle from field around 10:00am, said Baghaichhari police station officer-in-charge Amir Hossain.

In Sunamganj, Liton Mia, 30, a farmer of Syedpur village in Sadar upazila, was killed when a thunderbolt struck him while working on his cropland around 8:30 am.