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Lightning strikes kill 7 in Dinajpur

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  • 24 August, 2021 12:00 AM
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Lightning strikes kill 7 in Dinajpur

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At least seven people including four teenagers died and two injured in separate lightning strikes in Dinajpur district on Monday.

The deceased were identified as Nur Islam (24), Abdur Razzak (23), Abbas Ali (25), Sazzad Hossain (13), Apon Islam (14), Hasan Ali (12), and Mim (13).

Md Mozaffar Hossain, officer-in-charge of Dinajpur Kotwali Police station, told newsmen that six boys took shelter in a tin-shed room during the thundershower.

A powerful lightning struck the area around 3:00pm leaving two boys dead on the spot and the others injured, the OC said.

Locals rescued them immediately and rushed them to M Abdur Rahim Medical College Hospital, but two more boys died on the way to the hospital, he added.

The other two boys -- Mominul and Atiq -- are still in critical condition, according to Dr Kazi Shamim Hossain, director of the hospital.

In another incident at Chirirbandar upazila of the district two people were killed in lightning strike while they were catching fish in a local pond, according to Moinuddin Shah, chairman of Abdulpur Union Parishad.

Locals rescued one and shifted to the Chirirbandar Upazila Health Complex. Later the injured was declared dead by the doctors, said the chairman.