With the plan of planting palm trees to arrest lightning failing, the disaster management ministry is now taking up a project to set up shelter houses and arresters to curb deaths due to lightning strikes.
Two officials of Shariatpur Palli Bidyut Samity are killed by a lightning strike at Shariatpur's Damudya upazila.
A total of 246 people are killed and 97 injured in lightning strikes across the country in last seven months this year, says a press release.
At least seven people are killed and three others injured in separate incidents of lightning strike in Faridpur, Bogura and Manikganj.
Two people, including a woman, are killed and two others injured in separate lightning incidents in Morelganj and Sadar upazila of Bagerhat district today.
Nine people are killed and 21 others injured in separate incidents of lightning strike in six districts.