Lightning kills three in 3 dists
Three people including a student and a woman were killed in lightning strikes in Habiganj, Natore and Netrakona district on Friday.
In Habiganj, Sujon Miah, 18, a resident of Alinagar village under Chunarughat upazila of the district and also an HSC student of Gazipur High School and College, was killed when a streak of thunderbolt struck him around 6:00am during rain while fishing in a wetland near to his house.
Locals brought him to Habiganj Sadar Hospital where on-duty doctors declared him dead.
At the same time, a buffalo and a cow were also injured by the strike of another thunderbolt at Chandisara village.
In another incident, Chabily Begum, 50, of Jomainagar village under Gurudashpur upazila in Natore district, was killed in a lightning strike around 12:30pm while working in the field amid rain close to her house.
Critically injured Chabily was sent to a local hospital where on-duty doctors declared her dead. Chairman of Nazirpur Union Parishad Sawkat Rana Labu confirmed the incident.
In Netrakona, a young man was killed by a lightning strike while fishing at Lakshmipur village in Khaliajuri upazila on Friday morning.
The deceased was identified as Rafiqul Islam, 30, son of Abdur Rashid of Lakshmipur village.
Officer-in-charge of Khaliajuri Police Station ATM Mahmudul Haque said a thunderbolt hit Rafiq while he was fishing in a water body.
An unnatural death case was filed, he said.