Four farmers were killed when a thunderbolt struck them while they were harvesting jute at a filed amid rain at Atharkhada Magura on Tuesday.
The victims were identified as Rahmat Hossain Molla, 55, Akram Hossain Molla, 40, Shamin Molla, 35, and Manu Molla, 25.
They were working in the field amid drizzling at aroun 3:00pm and at one stage they were struck by thunder. As other farmers and fire service and civil defence rescurers took them to Magura General Hospital, doctors there pronounced them dead.
Magura sadar upazila nirbahi officer M Abu Sufian visited the victims at hospital and assured their families of financial help.
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