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12 May, 2016 10:08:29 PM / LAST MODIFIED: 13 May, 2016 05:51:08 PM

Lightning strikes kill 35

Staff Reporter with correspondents
Lightning strikes kill 35

As the rains broke out, at least 35 people in 13 districts were killed, including two in the capital, and six others injured in lightning strikes, reports compiled from The Independent correspondents said yesterday.

It was one of the highest numbers of deaths in the country in a single day from lightning strikes. The highest death toll of eight people got killed in Pabna, five each in Sirajganj and Rajshahi, four in  Kishoreganj followed by three in Narsingdi, two each in Dhaka, Gazipur and Bogra, one each in Habiganj, Pirojpur, Nilphamari and Brahmanbaria.

In Konopara, Katherpul of Demra playground on the outskirts of the capital, two students were killed. The deceased were Tahsan Linkon, 21, and Shahed, 23. The students were killed as a thunderbolt hit them while playing football at Konapara.

The victims, Sahed Sohagh, 21, a Computer Science Department student of Ahsanullah University of Science and Technology, and Noman Hasan Lincoln, 21, a Computer Engineering Department student of Mohakhali Polytechnic Institute, died on the spot after being struck by the lightning.

In Pabna, eight people, including two school students, were killed in lightning strikes in Sujanagar, Chatmahar and Faridpur upazilas.

In Rajshahi, five people died in lightning strikes. Two were killed in Durgapur and Godagari upazila.Three people were killed and four were injured as a lightning struck them at Mohonpur upazila of the district on Thursday afternoon

The deceased were identified as Abdru Razzak son of Shamsuddin of Ata Narayanpur village, Abdul Aziz son of Abdur Rahman of Hathoir village and Sree Sotto Chandra of Dangapara village of the upazila.

The injured are Jalal Uddin, Alimon Begum, Jahanara Begum and Rahima Begum both of same upazila. However; of them Jalal was sent to Rajshahi Medical College Hospital. 

Witnesses said that separate lightning hits them while they were working in filed, leaving Razzak, Aziz and Sotto dead on the spot and others four seriously injured.

In Sirajganj, thunderbolts killed five people, including a woman and a minor child, in Ullapara and Raiganj upazilas.

The deceased were identified as Abdul Latif, 30, of Simla village, Shahinur, 26, of Betua village in Ullapara; Nupur, 8, Motaleb, 42, of Chakpur village, and Anwar Hossain, 35, a mardasah teacher and resident of Bejgati village in Raiganj upazila.

In Kishoreganj, four people were killed as the thunderbolt struck them during rain.

The deceased were identified as Shariful Islam Shuvo, 18, a 1st year student of Hossainpur Degree College, Mamata Begum, 40, of Ishapshar village in Tarail upazila, Rojia Khatun, 56, of Koikuri village of Bajitpur upazila, and Swapan, 17, son of Manjil Miah, of Baher Nagar village.

In Narsingdi, Three persons including two  housewives were killed in three separate place  under Narsingdi sadar upazila and Raipura  another person was injured by lightining strike at  about 1.45 pm.

The deceased were identified as Abdul Karim 52 of Mohishashura village under Narsingdi sadar upazila  and Fuli Begum 32 of Champaknagar village in Narsingdi sadar upazila and another Josna Begum 45 wife of Mosleh Uddin of  Fakirchar village   in Raipura  upazila.

Witnesses said Abdul Karim, Fuli Begum and Josna Begum were working near their houses and Nazim Uddin was working in his field at noon. Suddenly a lightning struck them. Local people rushed to spot and rescued them and Abdul Karim and Fuli Begum sent them to Narsingdi sadar hospital where doctors declared Karim and Fuli dead.

Local people rushed spot and rescued them and sent them to  Raipura Upazila hospital where attending doctor declared Josna Begum died and Nazim Uddin was admitted at hospital.

In Nilphamari, one housewife identified as Lal-Bibi (40) wife of one Alom Mia of village Fuler haat in Magura union under Kishoreganj upazila of the district  was killed in lighting . It was learnt from the statement of the chairman of the said union parishad Md Mahumudul Haque that at noon during the rain fall when the victim was sleeping in her bed room suddenly the lighting struck on her house killing her on the spot.



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