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Lightning kills 3 in 3 dists

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Staff Reporter

Three people were killed and three others injured in separate incidents of lightning in Sherpur, Sirajganj and Sunamganj districts on Wednesday.

In Sherpur, a man was killed and another one injured when a thunderbolt struck them while catching fish amid rain at Gouradwar East Para in Nakla upazila at about 3:30 pm.

The deceased was identified as Tola Mia, 45, of the village.

In Sunamganj, a fisherman was killed and two others were injured in lightning strike while catching fish in a waterbody in Tahirpur upaizla at about 9 am.

The deceased was identified as Mohammad Jayed Ali, 42, son of Abdur Rahman of Kaukandi village in the upazila.

In Sirajganj, a school boy was killed when a thunderbolt struck him near his house at Shahikola village in Ullapara upazila around 2 pm.

The deceased was identified as Shohagh, a class V student of local Panchacroshi Ali Ahmmed School and son of Awal Ahmed of the village.