Lightning kills 3 in Rajshahi and Kishoreganj

15 May 2018, 22:48

NTV Online

At least three people including a minor boy died in three separate incidents of thunderbolts in Rajshahi and Kishoreganj districts on Tuesday.

In Rajshahi, minor boy Abdullah, 7, son of Abdul Gani, died after being hit by a lightning striker while playing in the rain at his homestead at Chandalay village in Godagari upazila in the district.

In another incident, Salim, 30, was killed in a thunder-bolt while working at a paddy field near his house at Shimla village in the same upazila.

Two other laborers were also injured by the lightning strike.

The injured were rushed to local hospital, said Inspector (Investigation) of Godagari Model Police Station.

In Kishoreganj, Ikhlas Uddin, 14, son of Habi Mia of Sahedul village in Hossainpur upazila was struck by lightning while playing at his house yard around 5pm, leaving him dead on the spot.