Medical &Health

Lightning strikes kill three in Kushtia, Natore

At least three people were killed and 7 others injured by lightning strikes in Kushtia and Natore districts on Tuesday, police said.

In Kushtia, Jahangir Alam,45, and his 15-year-old daughter Julia, of Atigram area in Mirpur upazila, were injured by lightning while working on his land near his house Tuesday morning.

Locals rushed them to Mirpur upazila health complex where a physician declared Jahangir dead on arrival.

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Later, Julia was shifted to Kushtia General Hospital as her condition worsened.

Ashraful Islam,40, a fisherman, was killed being hit by a thunderbolt while he was fishing in a waterbody in Moslempur of Bahirchar Union of Bheramara Upazila, said Mojibur Rahman, officer-in-charge (OC) of Bheramara police station.

Meanwhile, five women were injured by lightning in Chithlia Union of Mirpur Upazila Tuesday morning.

The injured were admitted to Mirpur Upazila Health Complex.

In Natore, a farmer was killed and another one was injured by lightning strike while they were working in a paddy field Tuesday morning.

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The deceased was identified as Belal Miyaji ,45, a resident of Bhavanipur village in Baraigram upazila.

Belal died on the spot while injured Selim,40,was admitted to a local private hospital, said Abu Siddique, officer-in-charge of Baraigram police station.

Source: United News of Bangladesh