Couple among 3 killed in Bogura lightning strike
Three people, including a couple, died by lightning strikes in Sariakandi upazila of Bogura district on Thursday afternoon.
The deceased were identified as Amirul Islam, 40, a resident of Dakatmara Char, his wife Fahima Begum, 30, and Sumon, 32, son of Tahsin of Nij Batia Char, in the same upazila .
Thunderbolt struck Amirul and his wife when they were returning home with their cattle in Dakatmara Char area, leaving them dead on the spot.
Amirul's five cows also died in the lightning strike.
Meanwhile, lightning strikes hit Sumon when he washing raw jute in Nij Batia Char area, leaving him critically injured.
Sumon was rushed to Sariakandi Upazila Health Complex where the on-duty doctor declared him dead.
Three poeple were also injured in the lightning strikes in separate places in the upazila.
Sariakandi Police Station officer in-charge Al Amin confirmed the matter.