Sirajganj : 9 people died due to lightning in Ullapara of Sirajganj. Among them there are five people in one family. In this incident, there was no mourning in the area. The air there has become heavy with the cries of relatives.
The incident took place at Matikora village of Panchkroshi union of the upazila around 4 pm on Thursday (September 8).
Five deceased in the same family are residents of Shibpur village of the upazila. They are Afshar Ali (60), his brother Shamser Ali (65), Shamser Ali’s son Shaheen Mia (27), Shamser Ali’s son-in-law Moka Mia (50) and his son Monnaf Ali (25).
Panchkroshi UP chairman Touhidul Islam Feroz said, ‘around 4 pm, some farmers including five members of the same family were planting saplings in the land. When it started raining, they took shelter in a shallow machine house that irrigated the land. Five people lost their lives on the spot due to lightning.’
He also said that four people died on the way to the hospital after rescuing the injured. Some of the injured are still undergoing treatment at Ullapara Upazila Health Complex.
Azad Hossain, councilor of Ward No. 7 of the upazila, said, ‘Five members of the same family died in the lightning strike. They are residents of my village. This death is difficult to accept.’
He said that they will be buried in the Shivpur cemetery after the funeral at 12 o’clock in the night.