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3 fishermen killed by lightning

  • Staff Correspondent
  • 27 March, 2023 12:00 AM
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Three fishermen were killed in lightning strikes at Naria Upazila in Shariatpur on Sunday.  

The deceased were identified as Shahin Sheikh, 38, Siraz Ozha, 50 and Shahin Majhi, 40.

Officer-in-Charge of Naria Police Station Hafizur Rahman said the fishermen were netting fish at a fish farm at Bahirkushia village in the afternoon.

Suddenly, the rain began to fall while thunderbolts struck the fishermen, leaving them dead on the spot.

Earlier on March 15, three more people died and one got injured after being struck by lightning at Zajira and Bhedarganj in the district.

The deceased included a teenager in Zajira, and a Saudi expatriate and a housewife in Bhedarganj.