Vol. 5 Num 289 Sun. March 20, 2005  
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Four killed by thunder

Four people were killed and at least four others seriously injured in thunderstorms in Thakurgaon and Nilphamari in the last two days.

Belal, Aminul, Moksed Ali died by lightning during the storm that swept a number of villages in sadar and Pirganj upazila in Thakurgaon on Friday night.

Four others were injured and admitted to Thakurgaon General Hospital.

More than 100 houses were damaged by the storm that lasted about an hour from 2:00am. Standing wheat and maize crops were partially damaged.

Another report from Nilphamari said Dulal, 30, of Gangber village in Kishoriganj upazila died in a storm in the early hours yesterday.