Lightning claims four lives in three districts

Published: May 24, 2018 10:58:18 | Updated: May 24, 2018 12:25:34

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Four people have been killed in lightning strikes in three different districts -- Mymensingh, Bogura, and Sunamganj.

In Mymensingh, two people died on Wednesday after being hit by lightning while catching fish in two separate beels -- one at Kolakanda village in Muktagachha upazila and the other at Nattakuri village in sadar upazila, reports UNB.

In Bogura, farmer Zahidul Islam, 46, was hit by a thunderbolt around 10:00am while harvesting paddy in a field near his house at Dhulaori village in Dhunat upazila, leaving him dead on the spot.

In Sunamganj, a farmer was severely injured after he was struck by lightning while threshing his paddy at Anandapur village in Shalla upazila at noon.

Later, he was rushed to Dirai Upazila Health Complex where he succumbed to his injuries.

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