Eight killed by lightning
Eight people were killed by lightning in four districts yesterday.
In Rangpur, two boys were killed by lightning while they were playing in a field near their houses in Pirgachha upazila.
The deceased were Bijoy Chandra Barman, 10, son of Dilip Chandra Barman and Tinbu Chandra Barman, 12, son of Badal Chandra Barman of Khakharihat village. The boys were cousins.
Meanwhile in Kaunia upazila of the district, two people were killed by lightning when they took shelter under a tin-roofed structure after it began to rain while they were working in a paddy field.
The deceased were Monir Uddin, 60, and Shakil Ahmed, 16, of Langrabazar area.
In Gaibandha, Shariful Islam, 30, of Samoshpara village was killed by lightning while he was working in a field in the village under Gobindaganj upazila.
In Netrakona, Mohammad Alam, 29, of Chhoydun village was killed by lightning while he was working in a field in the village under Kendua upazila.
In Chandpur, Nasima Bagam, 40, was killed by lightning while she was going inside her home from her outdoor kitchen in Dorigon Beribad area of Motlob Uttar upazila.
Meanwhile in Kachua upazila of the district, Billal Prodhan, 40, of Budhunda village was killed while he was working in a field in the village.