Lightning strikes kills three in Kishoreganj

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12th April, 2015 02:07:39 printer

Lightning strikes kills three in Kishoreganj

At least three people, including two siblings, were killed in separate incidents of lightnings strike in Katiadi and Itna upazilas of Kishoreganj on Sunday morning, reports UNB.  
The deceased were identified as Manjil, 25, and his brother Ratan, 27, residents of Sakua village in Karimganj upazila, and Amin, 22, a resident of Katiadi upazila.
Officer-in-charge of Itna Police Station Abdul Malek said a lightning hit Manjil and Ratan while they were working in a paddy field during a storm at Shimulbagh haor in Itna upazila at about 9:30 am, killing them on the spot.
Meanwhile, Amin was killed as a thunderbolt struck him in a haor (wetland) while he was working in a paddy field during a storm in Katiadi upazila at about 10:00 am.
Mahbubul Alam, officer-in-charge of Nikli Police Station, confirmed the incident.

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