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Lightning strikes kill three in Jhalakathi

Published : Sunday, 7 April, 2024 at 2:25 PM  Count : 138

Two women and a teen-age girl were killed by lightning at Kathalia and Sadar upazilas in Jhalakathi district on Sunday morning. 

The deceased were identified as Helena Begam, 40, a resident of Uttartal Gasia village in Kathalia upazila, Minara Begam, 35, a resident of Sekharhat village and Mahia Akhtar Isana, a resident of Panabalia village, both were from Jhalakathi Sadar upazila. 

According to locals, three separate thunderbolts struck on them while they went to field to bring cattle at around 10:00 am, leaving them critically injured. 

Locals rescued them and took to Upazila Health Complex where the on-duty doctors declared them dead. 

Jhalakathi Superintendent of Police (SP) confirmed the matter.

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