3 farmers killed in Sunamganj lightning strike
Published: 02:12 PM, 19 May 2022 Updated: 02:34 PM, 19 May 2022
Three farmers were killed and 4 others injured in a lightning strike while harvesting groundnuts from the field at Sundar Pahari village in Tahirpur Upazila of Sunamganj.
The incident took place at noon on Thursday (May 19). However, the identities of the victims could not be immediately known.
Tahirpur Police Station OC Abdul Latif Tarafdar confirmed the matter.
According to police and local sources, farmers have been harvesting groundnuts in the field at Sundar Pahari village since Thursday morning. Three farmers were killed in a lightning strike before they could reach a safe place when heavy rains started at the noon. Four others who were with him were seriously injured.