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Lightning kills 4 in Barisal

Published : Friday, 21 April, 2017 at 3:38 PM Count : 91

Barisal : Four People including two fishermen were killed and two other injured by lightning strikes in Mehendiganj and Hizla upazilas in 48 hours till Thursday night.

On Thursday night, thunderbolt hits fishermen Marjan, 35, son of Badal Akon, and Yusuf, 32, son of Imam Khan, of Garuria village in Bakerganj upazila, when they were fishing in the Kalabadar River at 7pm, leaving them dead on the spot.

Two others --Ibrahim and Nizam-- were also injured in the incident. They were admitted to Barisal Sher-e-Bangla Medical College Hospital in a critical condition, said Mehendiganj thana OC Md. Akhtaruzzaman.

Meanwhile, Idris Bepari, president of ward-4 Jubo League under Baro Jalia UP in Hizla, was killed by Lightning strikes on Wednesday night.

On the same day, thunderclaps also killed brick filed worker Aminur Rahman at  Memania in Hizla.

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