Lightning strikes boat in Meghna, 3 killed

Prothom Alo English Desk | Update:

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Three people including two women were killed and 10 others injured as a thunderbolt struck the boat carrying them on the Meghna river near Sreenagar village in Narsingdi's Sadar upazila on Tuesday, reports UNB.

The deceased were identified as Rehana Begum, 50, wife of Chan Mia, Farida Begum, 35, wife of Deloar Hossain and Quium Mia, 25, son of Mona Mia, all from Meghjanpur village under the upazila.

Inspector (Investigation) of Narsingdi model police station Mojaffor Hossain said the boat was hit by the lightning strike around 5:00pm while it was moving toward Meghjanpur village from upazila Sadar amid the thunder shower, leaving the trio dead on the spot and 10 others injured.

The injured were rushed to Narsingdi Sadar Hospital.

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