Two killed in lightning strike

Staff Correspondent

26 May, 2019 12:00 AM printer

Two farmers were killed and three others injured by lightning strike in Ullapara upazila of Sirajganj district early Saturday.

The deceased were identified as Abdur Razzaq, 40, and Abdul Jabbar, 35. 

The incident happened in Ali village of the upazila early hours of Saturday, said Upazila Nirbahi Officer (UNO) Arifuzzaman.   One of the injured Lebu Mia said, ‘We were sleeping inside a makeshift camp on an empty paddy field when lightning struck. Razzaq and Jabbar have died on the spot’. 

Two of the injured- Zinnah and Raihan Ali were rushed to a private hospital in Sirajganj in critical condition, he added.  UNO Arifuzzaman assured the victim’s family of giving them all necessary assistance.