The death toll has risen to 9 in Sirajganj’s Ullapara due to lightning. At least 4 others were injured during this time.
The incident took place at Matikora area of Panchkroshi Union of the upazila around 4:30 pm on Thursday (September 8).
The deceased are Mokam Hossain (60), Monnaf Hossain (18), Shamser Ali (62), Shahin (32), Akter Hossain (60) of Shibpur village of the upazila and Abdul Quddus (60) and Shah Alam (42) of Matikora village. and Ritu Khatun (14). The name of the other one is not known. The injured were rescued and sent to Ullapara Upazila Health Complex with 30 beds.
Local Panchkroshi UP chairman Touhidul Islam Feroz said that the dead and injured were lifting and sowing rice seedlings in the field next to Matikora Dakshinpara village. Suddenly it started raining. At this time, everyone went to a shallow machine house that irrigated the land located in the field. When lightning struck, 6 people including a woman were killed on the spot. At least 6 others were injured in this incident. 3 more died later. On receiving the information, Ullapara Fire Service personnel rescued the injured and sent them to Ullapara Upazila Health Complex.
Upazila Executive Officer Ujjal Hossain said that a total of 9 people died in this incident. After receiving the information, the site was visited. A donation of 25 thousand rupees has been given to each family of the deceased. The dead bodies have been handed over to the families.
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