Lightning kills 6 in 3 districts
Six people, including two schoolgirls, were killed by lightning in Habiganj, Sylhet and Panchagarh districts yesterday and on Monday evening.
A thunderbolt struck two siblings when they were harvesting paddy at a field at Kaliabhanga village in Nabiganj upazila of Habiganj district on Monday evening.
They later died at a hospital, reports our Moulvibazar correspondent.
The deceased are Abdul Alim, 40, and his brother Wali Miah, 34, sons of Buddu Miah of the village.
Meanwhile, a youth was killed by lightning during a storm at Kamalkhani village in Baniachong upazila the same day.
The deceased is Jewel Miah, 20, son of Abdul Wadud of the village, said police.
In Sylhet, two schoolgirls were killed and another was injured as a thunderbolt struck them during rain at Laxmiprasad village in Jaintapur upazila of the district around 4:00pm on Monday.
The deceased are Doly Malakar, 10, daughter of Patan Malakar of the village, and Ishita Rahman Tarin, 7, daughter of Abdur Rahman of the same village.
Doly and Ishita were Class V and II students of Laxmiprasad Government Primary School, said Binoy Roy, sub-inspector of Jaintapur Police Station.
Away in Panchagarh, a rickshaw-van puller was killed and another injured by lightning at Sakoya village in Boda upazila of the district early yesterday, reports our Thakurgaon correspondent.
The deceased is Hasibul Islam alias Rafiqul, 46, of Marea village in the upazila.