Lightning strike claims 3 lives in Habiganj, Meherpur | The Daily Star
04:50 PM, May 10, 2018 / LAST MODIFIED: 05:06 PM, May 10, 2018

Lightning claims 3 lives in Habiganj, Meherpur

Two farmers and a school girl were killed in separate incidents of lightning strike in Habiganj and Meherpur districts today.

In Habiganj, a farmer and a school girl were killed when a thunderbolt hit them in separate places in Baniachong upazila.

The deceased were identified as Tarin, 15, daughter of Jahir Miah and a class-9 student of Sujatpur High School, and farmer Mizanur Rahman, both residents of Sotomukha village in Sujatpur union.

Tarin's father Jahir Miah said a thunderbolt hit Tarin while she was working at the courtyard of their house and she died on the spot.

Besides, Mizanur was killed in lightning while he was cutting paddy at Daulatpur haor.

In Meherpur, Helu Zoarder, 55, son of Nabin Zoarder of Mohammadpur village, was killed as a lightning struck him while he was working at the field of the village in Gangi upazila around 11:00am.

Besides, six people were injured in lightning strikes at Mohammadpur, Kasba and Motmura villages of the upazila.

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