Five die in lightning strikes in Sylhet, Habiganj

Published: May 27, 2018 12:09:48 | Updated: May 27, 2018 15:51:03

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Five people including two brothers were killed in separate incidents of lightning strikes in Sylhet sadar, Tahirpur and Baniachong upazilas on Saturday.

In Tahirpur upazila, Jahur Alam, 35, resident of Menjargaon village in Balijuri union, was killed on the spot after a thunderbolt hit him while he was fishing in a haor in the evening, said Upazila Nirbahi Officer (UNO) Purnendu Dey.

In Sylhet Sadar upazila, two young brothers -- Babul Mia, 8, and Imon Mia, 12, sons of Badar Uddin -- and Abdul Amin, 20, son of Bilal Uddin were reportedly killed by lightning bolts while fishing at a haor in Mirergaon village in the evening.

All the three died on the spot, said Shafiqur Rahman, officer-in-charge of Jalalabad Police Station.

Later, locals rescued the bodies and sent those to Sylhet Osmani Medical College Hospital.

In Baniachong upazila, Abdul Karim, 35, Tegharia village was killed after being hit by a thunderbolt while harvesting paddy in a field in Gunia village around 4 pm, reports UNB.

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