FARIDPUR: Three persons including a woman died after being struck by lightning in Nagarkanda and Saltha upazials of the district on Thursday (August 22).
The deceased were--Hasi Begum, 45, wife of Idris Molla of Kagdi Swojonkanda village of Saltha upazila, Billal Molla, 47, son of Ismail Molla of Bata village, and Imran Bepari, 22, son of Pachu Bepari of South Bilnaliya village of Nagarkanda upazila.
“Hasi Begum was working in her kitchen room during rains. A thunderbolt struck her kitchen room, leaving her dead,” Majhardiya Union Parishad (UP) chairman Habib Rahman Molla told Banglanews.
Meanwhile, Billal was hit by lighting when he was working at a jute field during rains and Imran got the lightning strike while washing jute in the river. Locals took them to upazila health complex, but doctors declared both of them dead.
BDST: 1803 HRS, AUG 22, 2019