Lightning kills 7 in 5 districts
Published: 08:46 PM, 4 June 2020
Tangail schoolboy Anik and Pabna college student Nuruzzaman
At least five people were killed in separate lightning strikes in Bogura, Tangail, Manikganj, Kushtia and Pabna on Thursday afternoon. Two more people were injured in the incident.
In Bogura, two people were killed and two others injured as lightning struck them this afternoon. The deceased were identified as Mokhleshar Rahman of Malcha UP in Kahalu upazila and Nurul Islam, a farmer from Haringari Madhyapara in Shajahanpur upazila.
Mokhleshar Rahman was killed after lightning struck him while drying paddy along with others at Erul School Ground in Malcha UP. Two others Hasan Ali and Raihan have suffered injuries after a thunderbolt struck them. When the locals took them to Bogura Medical College Hospital, the doctor declared Mokhleshar dead.
Farmer Nurul Islam was working in the field at that time he injured by a lightning strike. When locals took him to hospital doctors declared him dead.
In Tangail, a schoolboy named Anik was drying hay with his parents in a paddy field next to his house at Dharerbari Westpara of Baghil UP. He became unconscious by a sudden lightning strike. When the family members took him to Tangail General Hospital duty doctors declared him dead.
In Manikganj, Enamul was picking mangoes in the garden in front of his house during the storm. At that time he was injured by lightning and taken to a clinic adjacent to the local Basta bus stand, where doctors declared him dead.
In Kustia, a man named Farooq Mandal was feeding grass to a cow in the field next to his house in the afternoon. He died on the spot when lightning struck him.
In Pabna, two people were killed when working in the fields. The deceased were identified as Nuruzzaman, a college student and Abdul Jalil.
College student Nuruzzaman went to cut grass for their cattle at that time lighting struck him and died on the spot. While Abdul Jalil was working in the field beside his house. At that time, time lighting struck him and died on the spot.