3 killed in lightning strike while fishing in Padma
Published: 12:27 PM, 10 October 2021 Updated: 02:54 PM, 10 October 2021
Three fishermen were killed as lightning struck them while fishing in the Padma River at Vedorgonj Upazila in Shariatpur. Another fisherman was injured in the incident.
Upazila Nirbahi Officer (UNO) Tanvir Al Nasif said the accident took place at around 4:00 am on Sunday in Majher Char area of Uttar Tarabunia Union in the upazila.
The deceased have been identified as Mohiuddin, son of Kashem Pathan of Rashid Dewan Kandi village in North Tarabania union, Al Amin son of Hakim Dewan of Dewan Kandi village and Nayan Ahmed of Char Bhairab in Haimchar union of Chandpur district.
According to the locals, the fishermen went fishing in the Majher Char in the morning violating the government ban. Three fishermen died on the spot in a lightning strike. The injured fisherman has been admitted to the Upazila Health Complex.
North Tarabunia Union Parishad Chairman Md Yunus Sarkar said the dead were buried. Later, the matter was reported to the Vedorgonj Upazila Nirbahi Officer.