Lightning kills 19, injured 31 in 10 dists


Dhaka, May 09: At least 18 people were killed and 31 others were injured on Wednesday in separate lightning strike incidents in 10 districts across the country.

Two farmers- Jewel Ahmad (16), son of Abdur Rahim, and Alamgir Mia (22), son of Ishaq Ali- were killed in separate lightning strikes in two upzilas—Dharmapasha and Shalla under Sunamganj district.

A farmer Samtullah, 50 and a teenage boy Shakil Mia, 15, were killed due to lightning strike in Kazipur upazila of Sirajganj district.

In Fulchari upazila of Gaibandha, a farmer Mahor Ali, 35, were killed as lightning struck him.

In Daulatpur upazila of Manikganj, a farmer Yakub Ali, 45, and a school student Sharaful Islam Ontor were killed in separate lightning strikes.

In Tanore upazila of Rajshahi, two people- Sohag Ali, 18 and Ansar Ali, 30, were killed in lightning strike.

In Mymensingh sadar upazila, a youth Alaluddin was killed in lighting strike.

In Habiganj, A total of six people including farmers were killed in separate lighting strikes.

In Kishoreganj, two people- Shahjalal, 25 and Dipali Rani Barman, 38- were killed as lighting struck them in separate places.

In Narayanganj, one person was killed after being struck by lighting.

Jalal Uddin, 60, of Chouhali upazila in Sirajganj district was killed while working in paddy field.