Lightning strikes kill 5 in Satkhira


Staff Reporter:

Five people, including three members of a family, were killed by lightning strikes in Kaliganj and Ashashuni upazilas of the district on Friday.

In Kaliganj upazila, a thunderbolt  struck three members of a family when they were sitting at the courtyard of their house at Garaimahal village around 10 am, said Rajib Hasan, officer-in-charge of Kaliganj Police Station.

The deceased were identified as Alamin Hossain, 22 and Rabiul Islam, 20, two sons of Adam Gazi and Alamin’s wife Sabina Khatun, 18.

Besides, , Mansur Ali Gazi, 50, son of Hatim Ali of Bijoynagar village, was killed as a steak of thunderbolt struck him while he was working in a water body at the village, said police.

In Ashashuni upazila, Jewel Sardar, 25, son of Kabir Sardar of Madra village, was killed by lightning while returning home from a fish enclosure in the morning, said Abdus Salam, officer-in-charge of Ashashuni Police Station.unb


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