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12:00 AM, March 29, 2016 / LAST MODIFIED: 12:00 AM, March 29, 2016

Lightning kills 7 in 5 dists

Seven people were killed by lightning in Panchagarh, Habiganj, Jamalpur, Mymensingh and Comilla districts yesterday.

A man was killed and his wife injured by lightning at Banglabandha village in Tentulia upazila of Panchagarh yesterday morning.

The deceased was identified as Ramjan Ali, 40, of the village, reports our Thakurgaon correspondent.

Locals said a thunderbolt struck Ramjan and his wife Jyotsna Banu, 35, when they were standing on their veranda during heavy rain. Ramjan died on the spot.

Jyotsna was admitted to Panchagarh Sadar Hospital.

In Habiganj, a minor girl and a man were killed as thunderbolt struck them in Madhabpur and Sadar upazilas of the district in the afternoon, reports our Moulvibazar correspondent.

The deceased are Mim Akther, 8, daughter of Safiqul Islam of Joypur village in Madhabpur, and Ajman Miah, 40, son of Sattar Miah of Chandpur village in Sadar upazila.

Officer-in-Charge Mullah Monir Hosain of Madhabpur Police Station and OC Md Nazim Uddin of Sadar PS confirmed the incidents.

Away in Jamalpur, lightning killed a woman at Beergaon village in Bakshiganj upazila of the district in the morning.

The deceased was identified as Rezena Begum, 40, wife of Moulavi Hossain of the village, reports our correspondent.

Locals said a thunderbolt struck Rezena while she was cooking at her kitchen during rain. She died on the spot.

According to our Mymensingh correspondent, a freedom fighter was killed by lightning in Balipara area under Trishal upazila of the district.

The victim, Ataur Rahman, 65, was commander of Muktijoddha Sangsad's Balipara Union unit, reports our correspondent.

Police and family sources said Ataur was struck by thunderbolt when he was working at his field around 7:00am. He died on the spot.

In Comilla, two people were struck by thunderbolts during heavy rain in Daudkandi and Titash upazilas of the district in the afternoon, reports our correspondent.

The deceased are day labourer Babul Miah, 21, son of Abdul Kader of Noakhali district, and Russel Mollah, 20, son of Islam Mollah of Moutupi village in Titash upazila.

Of them, Babul was struck by lightning when he was lifting sand at Charamahmuddi village in Daudkandi upazila. He died on the spot.

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