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Lightning strikes leave 3 dead in Mymensingh

: risingbd.com
Publish on: 2020-06-04 9:56:46 PM     ||     Updated: 2020-06-04 11:25:59 PM

Three people including two teenagers and a cattle trader were killed in separate lightning strikes in Fulbaria upazila of Mymensingh on Thursday (June 4).

The deceased were identified as cattle trader Motaleb, 50, son of Ayub Ali; Robin, 13, son of Mofazzal Hossain and Imran, son of Abu Bakar Siddique of the same upazila.

Confirming the matter, officer-in-charge (OC) of Fulbaria Police Station Azizur Rahman said, "Around 2pm, cattle trader Motaleb was hit by a lightning strike while he was in his field and sustained severe injuries. He died on his way to hospital."

Motaleb was a resident of Junglebari village in the upazila. 

Robin was hit by a lightning strike around 3pm as he was playing near their home at Achim Patuli village and he died on the spot, the OC said.

Azizur said Imran got hit by a lightning strike around 3:30pm while flying kites near his home in Biddyananda village and he died on the spot as well.