THAKURGOAN: Two people were killed and five others injured as lightning struck them at Haripur and Pirganj upazilas of the district on Wednesday noon.
The deceased were identified as Azharul Islam, 45, of Dangipara village of Haripur and Joshna Rani, 30, of Raghabpur village of Pirganj while the injured are Parul Bewa, Anna Rani, Pramila, Kushila and journalist Kabirul Islam.
The injured were admitted to Pirganj and Haripur Hospitals.
Haripur Thana Sub-Inspector Ranju Islam and Pirganj Thana Officer-in-Charge AKM Mehedi Hasan told banglanews that Azharul was killed at his own residence while lightning stuck him.
Joshna was killed in another lightning incident while she was working at a paddy-field.
BDST: 1948 HRS, JUL 11, 2012
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