April 18, 2024

Moon Desk : Seven people were killed and five others injured in lightning strikes in Ullapara upazila of Sirajganj district on Thursday afternoon.

Among the deceased, five were identified as Afsar Ali, a resident of Matikora village, and his son Shahin, two brothers Shah Alam and Monnaf, residents of Shibpur village in the upazila, and their neighbor Shamser Ali.

Mahfuz Hossain, assistant superintendent of the district police, confirmed the matter to Jago News.

Panchakroshi union parishad chairman Firoz Ahmed told Jago News that thunderbolts struck 13 farmers when they working in a field in Matikora village around 4:15 pm, leaving five dead on the spot and the rest injured.

Out of the injured, two more died on the way to hospital, he added.

Ullapara Police Station officer in-charge Nazrul Islam said he was informed about the deaths of seven people in lightning strikes and he was going to the spot.

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