Lightning strikes kill 9 in three districts
29 April 2018, Nirapad News: At least nine people were killed in lightning strikes in three districts –Sirajganj, Magura and Noakhali today.
In Sirajganj, five people, including father and son, were killed in lightning strikes in Kazipur, Sahajadpur and Kamarkhanda upazilas today.
Shamsul Mondol, 55, and his son Arman Ali, 14, of Kazipur upazila in the district were killed while working on their peanut field at Tekani char of the upazila.
In another incident, Quader Hossain, 37, Pestakukra village under Kamarkhanda upazila, was killed in a lightning strike while cutting paddy on his field amid rain, police said.
Nabil, 17, son of Faruq Khan and his friend Polin, 15, son of Rasedul Islam, residents of Chhoiani village of Sahajadpur upazila, died on the spot at the village as lightning struck them.
In Magura, three people were killed as lightning struck them in Sadar and Salikha upazilas.
The deceased are: Shamim, a rickshaw van driver of Akkurpara, Alom, son of Abur Rashid of Rai village, both under Sadar upazila, and Mehedi, of Bunagati village under Shalikha upazila.
In Noakhali, Iqbal Hasnat Pial, a class five student, sustained injuries when a thunderbolt struck him in a field at Laxminarayanpur at about 11.30 am. He was playing with his friends when the incident took place.
Pial, 12, son of Sohel Rana Jaglu, was rushed to Noakhali General Hospital where doctors declared him dead.