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Eight die as lightning strikes hit seven dists

May 01, 2018 00:00:00

Eight people were killed in separate incidents of lightning strike in Sunamganj, Rajshahi, Jamalpur, Pabna, Moulvibazar, Rajbari and Habiganj districts on Monday, reports UNB.

A farmer was killed after being hit by a thunderbolt at Jamkhola haor in Dakkhin Sunamganj upazila in Sunamganj.

The deceased was identified as Md Yeahia, 42, son of Md Elias Ali of Raipur village in Borochatul union of Kanaighat upazila.

Md Jakir Hossain, sub-inspector of Dakkhin Sunamganj Police Station, said a streak of thunderbolt struck the farmer around 11.00 am while he was cutting paddy in a field around 11am, leaving him dead on the spot.

In Habiganj, another farmer Shamsul Haque, 30, son of Gazi Rahman of Japu Kornopara, was killed as lightning hit him while working in his paddy field in a haor near the Sutki River around 11am.

In Jamalpur, Hasibur Rahman, a farmer of Shamerpar village in Sarishabari upazila, was killed when a thunderbolt hit him while working in his Boro field in the morning.

In another incident, Bakul Miah, 25, son of Abdus Sattar of Dakkhin Chinaduli village in Islampur upazila, died after being hit by lightning while crossing the Jamuna River by a boat for going to his cropland around 9 am.

In Rajshahi, a farmer was killed when a thunderbolt bore down on him during rain while spraying pesticides at his cropland at Naupara village in Puthia upazila in the morning.

The deceased was identified as Yeakub Ali, 40, son of Araj Uddin of the village.

In Pabna, a man was killed in a lightning strike when he took shelter under a mango tree amid rain at Pakshi in Ishwardi upazila.

In Moulvibazar, an expatriate was killed when a thunderbolt struck him while returning home from a paddy field at Uttarbhagh village in Kamalganj upazila.

The deceased was identified as Tamij Uddin, 25, son of Abdul Matalib. He returned home from Oman on leave.

In Rajbari, a farmer named Abdul Matin Sheikh, 45, son of Matu Sheikh of Dhaogram village in Baliakandi upazila, was killed when he was struck by lightning while working at his cropland around 10:30 am.

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