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Lightning kills 3 in B’baria, Habiganj

 Staff Correspondent

 Published: 09:53 PM, 24 May 2019  

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Three men, including two farmers, were killed after being struck by lightning in Brahmanbaria and Habiganj on Friday noon.

In Brahmanbaria’s Nasirnagar upazila, Datmondol Jame Masjid’s Imam Rafi Uddin Ahmed was killed after a lightning struck him at Datmondol village.

Locals said that he was working in the paddy filed during the incident and was killed on the spot.

Police recovered the body and sent it to a hospital for autopsy, said Inspector Kabir Hossain (investigation) of Nasirnagar Police Station.

In Habiganj, a farmer was killed and two others were injured after a thunderbolt hit them while they were returning home with paddy at Bullah village in Madhabpur upazila.

The deceased was identified as Faisal Mia, 35, son of Jitu Mia of the village, said Chandan Kumar Chakrabarty, officer-in-charge of Madhabpur Police Station.

In a separate incident, a farmer was killed after being struck by lightning while fishing in a haor at Guzakhair village in Nabiganj upazila.

Sijil Mia, 45, was killed on the spot, said Md Iqbal, officer-in-charge of Nabiganj Police Station.