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Lightning kills six in 4 dists

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Six people were killed and three others injured in separate incidents of lightning in Habiganj, Sirajganj, Panchagarh and Chapainawabganj districts on Wednesday.

In Habiganj, two farmers-Azim Uddin, 40, and Shahin Miah,35- were killed and two others- Abdul Hakim and Askar Mia of Moka village- injured after being hit by a thunderbolt while harvesting paddy in Baniachang upazila at 11:30 am, said Ershad Ali, chairman of Kagapasha union.

The injured were taken to a local hospital.

Besides, Paniomoda union parisahd chairman of Nabiganj upazila Izasur Rahman said Abdur Zabbar was killed by lightning while harvesting paddy in his land.

In Sirajganj, a farmer was killed and another injured a thunderbolt hit them while cutting paddy in the field amid thunderstorm at Sinnarchar in Kazipur upazila.

The deceased was identified as Sanowar Hossain, 30, son of Abdul Haque of Sinnarchar village.

In Chapainawabganj, another farmer, Sonaddi, 40, son of Erfan Ali of Suknapara village of Sadar upazila, was killed being hit by a streak of lightning while cutting paddy in the field at Chanbhasa in Sadar upazila.

In Panchagarh, a housewife, Maozina Aktar, 35, wife of Sattar Ali, died as a streak of lightning struck her at the courtyard of her house in Singroad area of Chaklahat union in Sadar upazila early in the morning.

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