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6 killed in Naogaon lightning

6 killed in Naogaon lightning

Star Online Report

Thunderbolts killed at least five people and injured 30 others in Mahadevpur upazila of Naogaon this morning.
The deceased were identified as Azizar Rahman, 40, Hafizur Rahman 42, Afzal Hossain, 45, Yakub Ali, 22, and Shamsul Alam, 42.
The victims took shelter under a shed during heavy rainfall while the lightning struck at Saraswatipur area in the upazila around 6:45am, Ruhul Alam, officer-in-charge of Mahadevpur Police Station, told The Daily Star Online.
The injured were rushed to different local clinics including the upazila health complex, the OC said.
Meanwhile, in Porsha upazila of the same district, a woman died of cardiac arrest following a shock from the thudding of a thunder strike.
The victim is Sabina Khatun, 35.
Shafiul Alam, officer-in-charge of Porsha Police Station, confirmed the death, reports a correspondent.


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