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Lightning kills three

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At least three people including a schoolgirl were killed in separate incidents of lightning strikes in Khulna, Kishoreganj and Brahmanabria on Wedne-sday and Tuesday.

In Khulna, a man was killed as a thunderbolt struck him while catching fish at a water body in Digholia upazila yesterday morning. The deceased was identified as Majibur Rahman, 50, of Lakhohati Uttar village, said Barakpur Union Parishad Chairman Gazi Zakir Hossain.

In Kishoreganj, housewife Swarupa Akter, 45, of Samarchar village, was killed after being hitby a lightning strike at Ashtagram Bazar in Astagram upazila around 8:00pm.

In Brahmanbaria, a schoolgirl was killed as a thunderbolt struck her when she went out from her home during rain around 7:00am at Amtali village, said Ali Arshad, officer-in-charge of Bijoynagar Police Station.The deceased was identified as Nipa Akter, 16, daughter of Abdul Latif of the village.

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