Published: Monday, May 6, 2013

Lightning kills 4

Lightning killed four people and injured eleven others in four separate districts yesterday and the day before.
It struck Ashok Biswas, 30, while he was cutting paddy at around 10:00am at Raghunathpur in Gopalganj district, said Md. Zakir Hossain, officer in-charge of Gopalganj Police Station. He was sent to the Gopalganj General Hospital where doctor on duty declared him dead.
In Madaripur, Yunus Hawlader, 65, and his daughter Roksana Begum of Kismandi village were in the kitchen when a lightning struck them, leaving Yunus dead and Roksana injured.
A farmer of village Bahadurpur in the district, was also injured in lightning while working at his farmland.
In Brahmanbaria, a farm labourer was killed as a lightning struck him at Jazisar village in Kasba upazila on Saturday, reports our correspondent.
The deceased was identified as Mantu Mia, 28, of Chaktir village in Taraganj upazila of Rangpur district.
Another farmer sustained injures while working on a land belonging to Jamal Mia at about 11am.
They were rushed to upazila health complex where doctors declared Mantu dead.
In Sunamganj, a man was killed and two others were injured by a lightning strike at Gazaria village in Jamalganj upazila early Saturday.
The deceased was identified as Wasim, 22, son of Abdul Muttalib of the village.
Locals said, Wasim died on the spot when a lightning struck him during rain in the morning.
Two others — Jamal Hossain and Kamal Hossain — were injured as the same lightning hit them.
They were admitted to Jamalganj upazila health complex.