7 killed by lightning in 3 districts

Staff Corespondent
22 August 2019, Thu
Published: 08:45 Updated: 12:42

7 killed by lightning in 3 districts

7 people were killed and 6 others injured in separate incidents of lightning strike in Bogura, Faridpur and Manikganj today.

3 people including 1 woman were killed when a lightning hit Saltha and Nagarkanda upaizlas In Faridpur today afternoon.

The victim were Hasi Begum (45), Bilal Matabbar (47), of Saltha, and Imran Bapary (22). 

Hasi Begum was a housewife while Bilal was an expatriate of Saudi Arabia and Imran a farmer, said to locals.

Locals said that a thunderbolt struck Hasi when she was cooking at her kitchen around 1pm injured, and she was rushed to Saltha Upazila Health Complex where doctors declared her dead.

Saudi expatriate Bilal died on the spot after he was hit by a thunderbolt around 1: 20 pm, He was working in the land beside his house in Bata village, said to locals.

And, in Bogura, 3 people including a couple were killed and 5 others injured as a lightning struck Sariakandi area this afternoon, said officer-in-charge of Sariakandi Police Station.

The victim were identified as Amirul Islam (45), Felani Khatun (38), and Sumon Mia (32), locals said.

On the other hand, 1 men Mangal Chandra Sarker were killed when a lightning hit Saltha In Manikganj today.