Lightning kills four in Moulvibazar | 2019-07-23

Lightning kills four in Moulvibazar


23rd July, 2019 06:50:33 printer

Lightning kills four in Moulvibazar

At least four people were killed and 12 others injured in lightning strikes in Baliadangi and Ranisankail upazilas on Tuesday.

Three people were killed on the spot and 12 others were injured after being struck by lightning while working in a mango orchard in Baganbari village of Baliadangi at 2:30pm, said Officer-in-Charge of Baliadangi Police Station Mosadderul Haque.

The deceased were identified as Nurul Islam, 35, son of Bappa Mohammad; Rabiul Islam, 27, son of Abdul Karim; and Abdul Zabbar, 45, of Jagadal village in Ranisankail upazila.

The injured were taken to the Upazila Health Complex.

In a separate incident, a teenager was killed on the spot after he was struck by lightning while collecting ducks from a pond in Alsia village of Ranisankail upazila.

The deceased was identified as Abu Said, 13, son of Mansur Ali, said Abdul Mannan, OC of Ranisankail Police Station.