Lightning strikes kill four people in Sherpur, Bangladesh

A total of four people, including two teenagers, were killed by separate lightning strikes in Sherpur Wednesday.

The victims have been identified as Mostofa Mia of Krishnapur Doripara village in Sherpur Sadar, Azizul Haq of Lava village in Nokla Upazila, Md Arman Hossain of Goshaypur village in Sribardi Upazila and Russell Mia of Jhenaigati Upazila.

Mostofa was struck by lightning Wednesday afternoon as he was working in a rice field when it was raining. Two others were injured as a result of the strike.

He was later taken to Sherpur Sadar Hospital, where the doctor on duty pronounced him dead.

Azizul Haq was also struck by lightning in a paddy field during the rain. He died on the spot.

In addition, the other victims were teenage boys who were killed in two separate strikes in Jhenaigati and Sribardi counties.

Abul Bashar, a district special police officer, confirmed the incidents.

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