Lightning strikes leave two dead in Kishoreganj, B'baria

Published: May 16, 2018 10:25:27 | Updated: May 16, 2018 12:24:33

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Two people including a schoolgirl have been killed in separate incidents of lightning strikes in Kishoreganj and Brahmanabria districts.

In Kishoreganj, a housewife named Swarupa Akter, 45, wife of Omar Gazi of Samarchar village, was killed when a thunderbolt hit her at Ashtagram bazar in Astagram upazila around 8:00pm on Tuesday.

In Brahmanbaria, a schoolgirl was killed after being struck by a thunderbolt when she went out from her home during rain around 7:00am on the day at Amtali village, said Ali Arshad, officer-in-charge of Bijoynagar Police Station, according to a news agency report.

The deceased was identified as Nipa Akter, 16, daughter of Abdul Latif of the village.

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