Lightning kills six in Kishoreganj
03 May 2019, 19:26
Kishoreganj: At least six people were killed after being struck by lightning in three upazilas on Friday.
The deceased were identified as Sumon Mia, 7, son of Ebad Mia of Kurarkandi village of Mithamain upazila; Moinuddin, 22, son of Md Golap Mia of Biramchar village; Asad Mia, 45, son of Ali; Nururnahar, 30, daughter of Halim Uddin; Muzibur Rahman, 45, son of Inchan of Pakundiya upazila; and Rubel Das, 26, son of Rakesh Das of Kathuir village of Itna upazila, reports the UNB.
Md Jakir Rabbni, officer-in-charge of Mithamain Police Station, said a thunderbolt hit Sumon when he was returning home with cows from the field, killing him on the spot.
Farmer Mohiuddin was stuck by lightning when harvesting paddy in the field. He, too, died on the spot, the OC added.
Md Elias, officer-in-charge of Pakundiya Police Station, said a thunderbolt hit Asad when he was cutting grass around noon, killing him instantly.
Besides, Nururnahar, and Muzibur were struck by thunderbolts when they were going to their neighbours’ house in the afternoon, the OC added.
Md Murshed Jaman, officer-in-charge of Itna Police Station, said Rubel was struck by a thunderbolt while returning home from filed around 12:20pm, leaving him critically injured.
Later, he was taken to the Upazila Health Complex where doctors pronounced him dead, the OC added.