Lightning kills 16 in C’nawabganj district

Publish: 10:24 PM, August 4, 2021 | Update: 10:24:PM, August 4, 2021

Habibul Bari Habib, Chapainawabganj Correspondent
Lighting strikes claim the lives of 16people within a blink of an eye in the north-western area of Chapainawabganj. The group had just left a boat at the riverside town of Shibganj to take shelter from the thunderstorm when the lightning struck. The incident took place in Dakshin Panka Char area of Shibganj upazila of the district around 12 noon on Wednesday, August 4, 2021. The people were traveling from Narayanpur village of Sundarpur union of Chapainawabganj Sadar upazila to go to Dakshin panka Terashia village of Panka union of Shibganj upazila.

The deceased were identified as Tobzul Haque (70), son of late Tayyab Ali, Jamila Begum (58), wife of late Tobzul Haque, Sadal Ali (35), son of late Tobzul Haque, Rafiqul Islam (60), son of late Sohbul Haque and Lechan Ali, son of Jamal Uddin (50), Dhulu Mia’s son Sajib Ali (22), Sadiqul Islam’s wife Toki Begum (30), Kalu Ali’s son Alam Hossain (45), Golam Mostafa’s son Patu Ali (40), Abdus Sattar’s son Sohbul Haque (30), Bailey Begum (32), wife of Tipu Islam, Bablu Haque (27) son of Rafiqul Islam, Mausumi Begum (25) wife of Sahalal Ali, Tipu Sultan (45), son of Maqbool Haque, Babu Ali (22), son of Badal Ali, Islam Daku (24)son of Sirajul Islam Asikul.

Shibganj Police Officer-in-Charge (OC) Mohammad Farid Hossain claimed the incident as unfortunate and said that a total of 16 people, including six from the same family, had died. The remaining 5-6 people are under treatment.