Lightning kills five in 3 northern districts

Bangladesh Sangbad Sangstha . Rangpur | Published: 01:50, Jul 10,2020


Five people, including four farmers, were killed in separate incidents of lightning in Rangpur, Lalmonirhat and Kurigram amid inclement weather on Thursday.

Officer-in-charge of Tazhat police station of Rangpur Metropolitan Police Sheikh Rokunuzzaman said that two people were killed in separate incidents of lightning at different places in ward no-15 of the metropolis.

‘The victims were former union parishad member Alhaj Mubarak Ali, 62, of Darshana Bhurarhat Durgapur area and farmer Enamul Haque, 35, of Akkelpur areas in the ward of the metropolis,’ the OC added.

Another farmer Mossarraf Hossain, 38, of village Nagerhat in Badarganj upazila of Rangpur was killed after lightning hit him while preparing his cropland for transplantation of Aman rice seedlings.

In Lalmonirhat, a farmer was killed after lightning hit him while working in his crop field in village Shoulmari Char of Kaliganj upazila in the district.

‘The victim was Motaleb Hossain, 45, of the same village,’ said OC of Kaliganj police station Arzoo Sajjad Hossain.

In another incident, a farmer was also killed by lightning while harvesting jute on his crop field in village Uttar Boldia of Kochakata police station in Nageshwari upazila of Kurigram.

‘The victim was Abdul Awal, 38, of the same village,’ OC of Kochakata police station Md Mamunur Rashid said.

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