Lightning kills 5 in Faridpur
05:34 PM, June 19, 2017 / LAST MODIFIED: 05:40 PM, June 19, 2017

Lightning kills 5 in Faridpur

At least five people including two of a family were killed after being struck by lightning in three upazilas of Faridpur this afternoon.

Of them, Selina Begum, 35, and her son Helal Sheikh, 13, residents of Vhabukdia village in Salta upazila died on the spot when lightning struck their house, reports our local correspondent.

Meanwhile, Milon Sheikh, 28, resident of the same village died by the lightning when he was on way to home from a field, AKM Aminul Haque, officer-in-charge of Salta Police Station, told the correspondent.

The two other deceased were: Kabil Biswas, 40, of Kushtia district and Omar Faruk, 45, of Natore district.

Kabil was struck by the lightning while working on a field in Faridpur’s Char Vadration upazila, said Billal Mia, member of Horirampur union parishad.

Meanwhile, Omor Faruk, 45, died in Faridpur Sadar Upazila, said Md Mostakujjaman, chairman of North-Channel Union union parishad in the upazila. 

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