Father, son die after being struck by lightning while fishing

Published: July 19, 2019 14:19:18 | Updated: July 20, 2019 11:11:55

Two members of a family have been killed by a lightning strike in Sunamganj's Jamalganj Upazila.

The dead were identified as Banu Hossain, 40, and his 11-year-old son Sumon Mia.

The incident occurred while the two were fishing in the upazila's Pagnar Haor early on Friday morning, bdnews24 reported quoting Jamalganj Upazila Nirbahi Officer (UNO) Priyanka Pal.

"Banu went fishing with his son in the rain when the lightning struck, killing both of them on the spot," said the UNO.

Later, locals recovered their bodies from the wetland, she added.

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