18 May 2024, 18:45

2 cousins killed in Tangail lightning strike

TANGAIL, May 18, 2024 (BSS) - Two cousins were killed and four others injured by lightning strike at Noabari village in Birbashinda union under Kalihati upazila of the district today.

The deceased were identified as Afzal Hossain, 52, and his cousin Amir Hossain, 50. They are residents of Chakdafarpur village of Pirganj upazila of Dinajpur district.

According to the locals, six workers, including Afzal and Amir, were harvesting paddy in the field of Hazrat Ali in the area early in Saturday morning. When it started to rain around 9:30am, lightning struck Afzal and Amir as they were running home from the paddy field. They died on the spot and four others were injured, sub-inspector (SI) of Kalihati Police Station Rajib said.

The injured were taken to Kalihati Upazila Health Complex, he added.

Md Sohrab Ali, union parishad Chairman of Birbashinda Union, said Afzal and Amir had rented a room at Awliabad Bazar and had been harvesting paddy in many nearby areas for the past week.



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