Lightning kills 5
Five people were killed and three others injured by a lightning strike in Atigram-Dhalsha village of Kushtia's Mirpur upazila yesterday.
The dead are Mosharraf Hossain, 55, of Poyari village, Abul Kashem, 43, and Shaheen, 42, of Atigram village, and Abdus Sattar, 40, and Yaar Ali, 12, of Kushabaria village.
Rakibul Islam, officer-in-charge of Mirpur Police Station, said the thunderbolt struck them when they were working in a field around 1:30pm, killing the five on the spot and injuring three others.
The injured were undergoing treatment at Kushtia Medical College Hospital, the OC said.