Lightning strike kills three in C’nawabganj


CHAPAINAWABGANJ, May 20, 2021 (BSS)- Lightning strikes killed three persons including a child at three separate places in Chapainawabganj district this afternoon.

The deceased were identified as Jalal Uddin, 35, son of Abdus Sattar of Mobarakpur Upartola in Shibganj upazila, Rahima Khatun, 38, wife of Abu Taleb of Goabari Chandpur in the same upazila and Masrufa Khatun, 8, daughter of Obaidur Rahman of Ajhoir village in Nachole upazila.

Officer-in-charge of Shibganj thana Farid Uddin said farmer Jalal Uddin was hit by lightning at around 2 pm while he was cutting paddy in the Bargachi beel field. He died on the spot.

The OC said Rahima Khatun was also hit by lightning as she was picking mangoes in a nearby orchard.

OC of Nachole thana Salim Reza said that minor girl Masrufa was killed by lightning while she was picking mangoes at around 1-30 pm.