Friday, 19 August, 2022

Lightning strike kills 2 in Natore

NATORE: A 61-year-old man and his grandson died after being struck by lightning in Singra upazila of Natore district on Wednesday.

The deceased were identified as Amir Sheikh, and his sixth grader grandson Pappu, 13, of the upazila.

Chowgram Union Parishad Chairman Jahedul Islam said the two were struck by lightning while fishing in a waterbody near their house on Wednesday evening. “The two died on the spot.”

Lightning strikes have turned into one of the deadliest natural disasters in Bangladesh, claiming over 200 lives every year.

At least 216 people die every year on an average in lightning strikes, more than by floods, cyclones and other calamities.

More than 70 percent of the total lightning strikes occur between April and June, say experts.