Lightning kills 3 in city’s Malibagh
DHAKA, June 5, 2021 (BSS) – Three people, including two children, were electrocuted in the city’s Malibagh area today.
The deceased were identified as Sabina Akter Pakhi (10), Jhuma (14) and Abul Hossain (65), Shariful Islam, sub-inspector of Hatirjheel Police Station, confirmed the incident to BSS.
They (the deceased) lived in a rented tin-shed house behind Abul Hotel in Malibagh’s Chowdhurypara area, he said, adding that during the storm in the afternoon, lightning hit an electric pole adjacent to the house and subsequently electrified the gate.
Quoting the locals, the police official said Sabina and Jhuma were playing near the gate and Abdul Haque was present there, but all the three were electrocuted when they were entering their house through the gate.
According to witnesses, Jhuma was first electrocuted. Sabina and Abul Hossain were electrocuted when they tried to save Jhuma.
Sabina was taken to Dhaka Medical College Hospital (DMCH) where duty doctors declared her dead while Jhuma and Abul Hossain died at Malibagh Community Hospital in the city after being taken there.