9 deaths due to lightning in Sirajganj

9 deaths due to lightning in Sirajganj
9 deaths due to lightning in Sirajganj

In Sirajganj’s Ullapara Upazila, 9 people including three members of a family died due to lightning. The incident took place at Matikora area of ​​Panchkoshi Union of the upazila at around 4:30 pm on Thursday. Ullapara Upazila Executive Officer Md. Ujjwal Hossain confirmed the matter.
All the dead and injured are agricultural workers. The deceased are Shah Alam (40), son of Nurul Islam of Matikora area of ​​Panchkoshi union of the upazila, Abdul Quddus (60), son of Bahadur Hossain of the same village, Ritu Khatun (14), daughter of Golam Mostafa, Jannati (12) and Mobakhar Hossain, son of Imam Pramanik of Shibpur village of Sadar upazila. (40), Manaf Hossain (18) son of Mokam Hossain of the same area, Shamser Ali (60) son of Chhaber Ali, his son Shahin (21), elder brother Afsar Ali (63).
Panchkoshi UP Chairman Touhidul Islam Feroz confirmed this information and said that the dead and injured were lifting and sowing rice seedlings in the field next to Matikora Dakshinpara village. Suddenly it started raining. Everyone climbed into a shallow machine room located in the field. At that time the shallow machine was running. When the lightning struck, five people including a woman who took shelter in the shallow machine house were killed on the spot. Four others died after the seriously injured were taken to the hospital. Eight other people injured in this incident are under treatment in the hospital. On receiving the information, Ullapara Fire Service personnel rescued the injured and sent them to Ullapara Upazila Health Complex. This incident has cast a shadow of mourning on the area.
Nazrul Islam, OC of Ullapara police station, said that the injured were sent to Ullapara’s Kawak Hospital and Sirajganj Bangamata Sheikh Fazilatun Necha Mujib General Hospital. Ullapara upazila executive officer Ujjal Hossain said that after hearing the news, the incident 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.

The article is in Bengali

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