Published: Wednesday, May 8, 2013

Storm lashes 2 upazilas of Feni, 50 houses damaged

Lightning kills 7 in 3 districts

A severe storm lashed several villages in Sadar and Sonagazi upazilas of Feni district yesterday, reports our correspondent.
Local administration and villagers said, the storm hit the areas at around 9:30am blowing away at least 50 houses, schools and other structures.
It also damaged standing crops and uprooted many trees, they said.
In Netrakona, at least three people were killed and five others injured by lightning at Gatua under Madan upazila yesterday morning, reports our correspondent.
The dead were identified as Abdul Alim, 42, Mojibor Rahaman, 48, and Shahjahan Ali, 55, of Fikna village under Sharishabari upazila of Jamalpur district.
Police said they had come to Madan as farm labourers for harvesting  paddy 15 days ago.
Locals said lightning hit them when the eight were working at paddy field at Gatua Haor (water body).
Alim, Mojibor and Shahjahan were killed on the spot and five others were injured.
In Bagerhat, a man and his son were killed in lightning strike in Morrelganj upazila on Monday night.
Md Iliyas Sheikh, 32, and his son Yasin Sheikh, 5, died on the  spot when the thunder struck their house at Sonakhali village at around 8:00pm on Monday.
In Jamalpur, a youth was killed by lightning while an elderly man died of  heart failure due to violent sound of lightning in Bakshiganj upazila yesterday morning, reports our correspondent.
The deceased were identified as Sanuar Hossain, 25, son of Abdur Rahman of village Shekerchar under Merurchar union and Nurul Islam, 50, of  village Ghasirpara under Bogerchar union of the upazila.
Locals and police said Sanuar was killed while harvesting paddy at his field at around 9.00am and Nurul died of heart attack because of the big bang of the lightning.
Two others injured are Mustafizur Rahman, 8, of Uttarbazar area in the upazila town and Mahima Khatun, 40, wife of Abdur Razzak of village Bogerchar under the same upazila. They were admitted to the upazila health complex.