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Lightning kills farmer in Netrokona

 Netrokona Correspondent

 Published: 04:30 PM, 17 July 2021  

Lightning kills farmer in Netrokona

Lightning kills farmer in Netrokona

A farmer was killed and another injured when lightning struck them while fishing at Khujirkona village of Durgapur upazila in Netrokona on Saturday morning. 

The deceased was identified as Kashem, son of local Lalu Sheikh of Khujirkona village of the Upazila. The injured was identified as Nur Islam of the same area.
It is learned that due to moderate to heavy rains in different parts of the upazila on Friday night, the water level rose in the beels including the surrounding lands. Farmers Abdul Kashem and Nur Islam went fishing in such a bill in the morning. Abul Kashem died on the spot when a thunderstorm struck them. At the same time, Nur Islam suffered injury. Later, the locals took him to the Upazila Health Complex.

In this regard, Bakaljora UP Chairman Shafiqul Islam said, the injured teenager was rescued and treated immediately after the incident. The dead farmer has been buried in the local graveyard. 

UNO Rajib-ul-Ahsan said preparations were underway to provide a grant of Tk 20,000 to the family of the deceased and Tk 5,000 for the treatment of the injured farmer.