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Lightning kills 5 in Sunamganj

Sunamganj Correspondent : Five persons were killed after being struck in separate lightning strikes in Sunamganj on Tuesday (May 8).

The deceased were identified as- farmer Noor Hossain, 22, son of Muktul Hossain of Tahirpur Sadar union, Shahana Banu, 35, wife of Hazrat Ali of Bishambharpur upazila, Surma Begum, 22, daughter of Abdur Rahman of Khirdarpur village of the same upazila, Ferdous, 12, son of Arshad Ali of Dubbandhan village in Mannargaon union of Dowarabazar Upazila and Muslim Uddin, 75 of Tongar village of Derai upazila.

Locals said Muktul was killed on the spot as lightning struck him while he was working on the paddy field in Tahirpur.

On the other hand in Bishambharpur upazila, Shahana Banu was working in the yard as lighting hit her. Surma Begum was struck by lighting while working in a pepper field around the same time.

In Dowarabazar Upazila, Ferdous was killed by lighting while he was fishing in a pond near his house while Muslimuddin got hit by lightning in a paddy field in Derai upazila.

Tahirpur Sadar Union Chairman Borhan Uddin and OCs of Bishambharpur, Dowarabazar and Derai police stations confirmed the deaths.



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