Lightning kills 7 in 5 dists

Prothom Alo English Desk | Update:

File photo of LightningSeven people were killed and 10 others injured in separate lightning strikes in five districts on Thursday, reports UNB.

The five districts are Habiganj, Meherpur, Cumilla, Satkhira and Netrakona.

In Habiganj, a farmer and a schoolgirl were killed when thunder bolts hit them in separate places in Baniachong upazila.

The deceased were identified as Tarin, 15, daughter of Jahir Miah and a class IX student of Sujatpur High School and farmer Mizanur Rahman, residents of Sotomukha village in Sujatpur union.

Tarin's father Jahir Miah said a thunderbolt hit Tarin while working at the court yard of their house and she died on the spot.

Besides, Mizanur was killed in lightning while he was cutting paddy at Daulatpur haor.

In Meherpur, Helu Zoarder, 55, son of Nabin Zoarder of Mohammadpur village, was killed as a lightning struck him while he was working at the field of the village in Gangi upazila around 11:00am.

Besides, six people were injured in lightning strikes at Mohammadpur, Kasba and Motmura villages of the upazila.

In Cumilla, Md Ishak Miah, 55, a former union parishad member, was killed after being hit by a lightning at Baira village in Nangolkot upazila.

The incident took place while cleaning hyacinth from his pond at noon.

In Satkhira, a thunderbolt hit Ashraf Hossain, 28, son of late Abdul Majid of Ghola village in Shyamnagar upazila, while working at his fish enclosure, leaving him dead on the spot.

In another incident, Aminur Rahman, 16, son of Abdus Sattar of Gangati village, was killed and two other teenage boys were injured as a streak of lightning hit him while he was sitting at the veranda of a mosque after saying zohr prayers.

The injured are Mizanur Rahman, 15 and Akhterul Islam, 17.

In Netrakona, Mitu Akhter, 12, daughter of Habibur Rahman, was killed and her grandmother Safura Begum and younger brother Rakib Hossain, 8, were injured in a lightning strike at Atithpur village in Barhatta upazila.

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