Update May 14, 2016

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Lightning strikes kill 56 in two days

Sumel Sarker


At least 56 people were killed in lightning strikes in different parts of the country in two days.

14 May 2016, Nirapad News: 23 people died in Dhaka, Chittagong, Rajbarhi, Joypurhat, Naogaon, Gaibandha, Narhail, Sunamganj, Chandpur, Magura, Kishoreganj, Gazipur and Jessore districts on Friday, police said.

33 people were killed in lightning strikes in 12 different districts on Thursday.

On Friday, three people were killed in Rajbarhi. One person died in Goalanda Upazila and two others in Kalukhali.

In Dhaka, a young man was killed while shifting a pile of hay in Savar. A teenage boy at Dhamrai died while playing football.

In Chittagong, a 25-year-old youth died after being struck by lightning while he was out in a field near his home in Paharhtoli. A schoolboy died in Patenga while playing cricket.

In Joypurhat, two farm workers died while working in the field at Sadar and Khetlal Upazilas. A man and a woman were also injured. The man was released after primary treatment, but the woman was admitted to the Joypurhat Modern Hospital.

In Naogaon, a teenage boy died while collecting mangoes during storm in Porsha. A farmer died in the field in Mohadebpur.

In Gaibandha, two farmers died in the Sadar upazila. One of them was cutting Boro crop in the field in Lakkhipur while the other was feeding his cow in a field next to his house in Sahaparha when they were struck by lightning.

In Sunamganj, a 30-year-old youth died when he was out for work at a Haor (swamp) in Jagannathpur Upazila.

A 9-year-old boy died after getting struck by lightning in the same Upazila while he was cutting paddy with his father in a field.

In Narhail, a woman and a teenage boy of a same family died when they went out to drive cattle back home from a field in Lohagorha.

In Kishoreganj, one person died at Itna Upazila and another at Tarhail Upazila.

In Chandpur, a boatman died after being hit by bolt when he was on board a cargo vessel in the Meghna River. Another boatman, who was on the same vessel, and another on a nearby trawler were injured.

In Magura, a youth died on a street next to his house in the district town.

In Jessore, a man died and his wife sustained injuries when they went out to bring their cattle back in the Sadar Upazila of the district. Another woman was injured when a bolt struck a house in the district town.

In Gazipur, a 60-year-old person died while collecting mangoes during a storm in Kaliakoir upazila, according to a news agency report.

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