Lightning hits boat in Meghna, three die

Published: June 12, 2018 21:34:06 | Updated: June 13, 2018 11:51:12

Three people including two women were killed as a thunderbolt struck the boat carrying them on the Meghna River in Narsingdi on Tuesday.

10 others were injured in the incident that took place on the river near Sreenagar village in Narsingdi Sadar upazila.

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 hailing 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 5pm 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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