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Lightning strike kills 2 in Dinajpur

Two people were killed and another was injured as lightning struck Saturday at different places in Khansama upazila in Dinajpur.

The deceased were identified as Shah Alam, 45, from Pukurpara village in Bher Bheri union and Mazeda Begum, 40, wife of Fazlul Haque from Subarnakhuli Dangapara village.

Sheikh Kamal Md Hossain, In-charge of Khansama police station, said Shah Alam died along with his two cows by the lightning strike while milking them at his yard around 9:30 am. His wife sustained injuries from the lightning and was admitted to a local hospital.

Meanwhile, Mazeda died as she was struck by lightning while working in the yard of her house, he said.

Talha Bin Jashim, senior station officer of Dinajpur Fire Service and Civil Defence said, “Fire tenders have cleared uprooted trees from several roads in Khansama upazila and Birganj upazila since morning to allow transport movement. The trees fell down when a nor’wester swept over the area from 3 am to 7 am on Saturday.”

Source: United News of Bangladesh