Seven farmers were killed and nine others injured by lightning strike in a haor of Netrokona district on Tuesday afternoon.
Among the deceased, two were killed in Kendua upazila while two in Madan and three in Khaliajuri. The deceased farmers are identified as Md. Bayazid Mia, of Bairati village of Paikura union of Kendua upazila, Md. Fazlur Rahman, of Kundli village of Kandiura union, Achek Mia son of Khelu Fakir of Jagannathpur village of Mendipur union of Khaliajuri upazila, Bipul Mia son of Amir Sarkar of the same village, Monir Hossain son of Manjurul Haque of Batuail village, Hafeez Mohammad son of late Abdul Quader of West Fatehpur village of Madan upazila. Sharif and Maulana Atabur Rahman, son of the late Abdul Mannaf of the same village.Among the injured, five people were in Khaliajuri and four in Madan. The incident took place around 3:15 pm on Tuesday.
Netrokona Superintendent of Police Akbar Ali Munshi confirmed the death of seven people in lightning strikes.