Printed on Wed Jul 06 2022 12:07:17 AM

3 children killed due to lightning

National Desk

3 children were killed in a lightning strike while working to eat nuts at Tahirpur in Sunamganj.

The accident took place at around 12 noon on Thursday, May 19th, near Sundarpahari village in Tahirpur Upazila of the district. The critically injured have been shifted to Badaghat, Tahirpur and Sunamganj Sadar Hospitals for treatment.

The deceased have been identified as Tauhida Begum, 11, daughter of farmer Abdul Halim of Sundarpahari village, Ripa Begum, 12, daughter of Fazr Ali and Amirul, 11, son of Abul Aziz.

Local UP chairman Nizam Uddin said the hillside was being swept away by the flood. In this situation, the almond farmers of Sundarpahari village went with all the children and women of the family to pick almonds. 3 children were killed on the spot by lightning during the storm at 12 noon.

10 people were injured in the incident. The injured have been shifted to Tahirpur, Badaghat and Sunamganj Sadar Hospital.


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