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Lightning strikes kill 2 in Habiganj

 Habiganj Correspondent daily-bangladesh.com

 Published: 10:32 PM, 4 May 2021  

Lightning strikes kill 2 in Habiganj

Lightning strikes kill 2 in Habiganj

At least two people, including a teenager, were killed by lightning strikes while working in a paddy field at Baniachang in Habiganj on Tuesday.

The deceased were identified as Karmati Ravi Das, daughter of Arjun Ravi Das of Balakipur village in the upazila and Lakshirani Sarkar, wife of Jyotish Sarkar of Hasanpur village.

Baniachang Upazila Nirbahi Officer (UNO) Masud Rana said it started raining with thunder in different parts of the upazila on Tuesday afternoon. At that time, Karmati and Lakshirani were working in Boro paddy field. At one point, two people were struck by lightning and died on the spot.

He said preparations were being made to recover the two bodies and send them to Habiganj hospital morgue. The families of the deceased will be given a grant of Tk 20,000 each.

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