Lightning kills three fishermen in Rajshahi

01 Oct,2017

Rajshahi, BdChronicle:

Three fishermen were killed on Sunday as they were struck by lightning during a storm at Bagmara upazila in the district.

The deceased were identified as Abul Hossain, 50, son of Basir Uddin, Khurshed Alam, 38, son of Abdul Khalek, and Jalal Uddin, 40, son of Sekendar Ali of Barabihanali village of the upazila.

Awami League general secretary of Barabihanali unit Yasin Ali said some fishermen were fishing on two boats in the Bilsuti channel of Barakoya area. Around 11am, the party was struck by lightning, killing 3 on the spot and injuring 10 others.

Officer-in-charge of Bagmara Police Station Nasim Ahmed said they recovered the bodies and sent them to Rajshahi Medical College and Hospital for autopsy.

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