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Lightning strikes claim two lives in Sirajganj

| Updated: May 31, 2021 19:49:26

Lightning strikes claim two lives in Sirajganj

Two people were killed after being struck by lightning in Shahzadpur upazila of Sirajganj district on Sunday.

The deceased were identified as Sohel Rana, 42, son of Nazrul Islam of Bajrobala Ledurpara, and Zahidul Islam, 27, son of Alam Mia of Shahzadpur municipality area, reports UNB.

Shahid Mahmud Khan, officer-in-charge of Shahzadpur Police Station, said a group of people were working at a paddy field on Sunday afternoon.

When the rain started they took shelter at an irrigation pump house. At one stage, a thunderbolt struck them, leaving both of them killed on the spot.

Shah Mohammad Shamsuzzoha, UNO of Shahzadpur upazila, said Tk 20,000 will be provided to the families of the deceased.

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