Two killed in Habiganj lightning strikes

28th April, 2019 10:25:17 printer

HABIGANJ: A farmer and a child were killed in separate incidents of lightning strike at Nazirpur village in Sadar upazila and Sangor village in Baniachong upazila on Sunday, reports UNB.

The deceased were identified as Dengu Mia, 50, a resident of Nazirpur village and Salma Aktar, 8, daughter of Manfar Mia of Sangor village.

A thunderbolt hit Dengu Mia and his sons while they were harvesting paddy in a haor (water body) beside the village in the afternoon, leaving Dengu severely injured.

Doctors declared Dengu Mia dead when he was taken to a hospital.

Meanwhile, Salma was plucking mangoes while a thunderbolt struck her and doctors declared her dead when she was taken to a local hospital.