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Lightning kills three in 3 districts

16 May 2018,Wednesday, 11:51

Three people including a schoolgirl were killed in separate incidents of lightning strikes in Khulna, Kishoreganjand and Brahmanabria districts on Wednesday and Tuesday.

In Khulna, a man was killed as a thunderbolt struck him while catching fish at a water body amid rain at Lakhohati Uttar Beel in Digholia upazila around 8 am on Wednesday.

The deceased was identified as Majibur Rahman, 50, of Lakhohati Uttar village, said Barakpur Union Parishad Chairman Gazi Zakir Hossain.

In Kishoreganj, a housewife named Swarupa Akter, 45, wife of Omar Gazi of Samarchar village, was killed when a thunderbolt hit her at Ashtagram bazar in Astagram upazila around 8 pm.

In Brahmanbaria, a schoolgirl was killed as a thunderbolt struck her when she went out from her home during rain around 7 am at Amtali village, said Ali Arshad, officer-in-charge of Bijoynagar Police Station.

The deceased was identified as Nipa Akter, 16, daughter of Abdul Latif of the village.


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