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The deceased are Horbadsha Mia, 50, of Purba Kalkihara village under Bokshiganj, Akija Begum, 30, of the same village, Khalilur Rahman, 55, of Bhati Kolkihara village of the same upazila, Ana Mia, 15, of Gamaria village under Dewanganj and Tajel Mandal, 40 of Melandah upazila.

Local sources said, lightning struck Horbadsha Mia while we was bathing in a river and Akija Begum and Khalilur Rahman died at paddy fields.

Ana Mia, a mason, died while returning home from workplace at Chikajani area of Dewanganj upazila.

Officer in charge of Bakshiganj police station Shafiqul Islam confirmed the news of three deaths while Dewanganj upazila health complex’s residential medical officer Bipul Mia confirmed death of a mason.

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