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Lightning kills 9 in Ullahpara of Sirajganj

  • Sun Online Desk
  • 8th September, 2022 05:53:06 PM
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Lightning strike killed nine people, including three members of a family, mostly farmers,  in Ullahpara upazila of Sirajganj on Thursday.

The incident took place at 4:30pm today at Matikora area of Panchakashi union of the upazila. 

Ullahpara Upazila Nirbahi Officer Md Ujjal Hossain confirmed the matter.

The deceased were identified as—Shah Alam, 40, Abdul Kuddus, 60, Ritu Khatun, 14, Mobakhor Hossain, 40, Monaf Hossain, 18, Shamsher Ali, 60, his son Shahin, 21 and elder brother Afsar Ali, 63.

Ullahpara Police Station Officer-In-Charge Nazrul Islam said among the deceased, there are three members including father and son of a family.

Some 12 to 13 farmers were working in the field. The incident also left five to six people injured. The injured were taken to hospitals in Ullahpara and Sirajganj, the OC said.   

Upazila Nirbahi Officer Ujjal Hossain said, “The incident spot has been visited. Each of deceased family was given Tk 25,000. The bodies of the deceased were handed over to the families.”