Sixteen wedding party participants killed by lightning in Bangladesh

Sixteen participants of a wedding party were killed by a lightning strike on the banks of Padma River while in a boat at Shibganj Upazila in Chapainawabganj.

The incident occurred around 12:30 p.m. Wednesday. Six other people were injured in the incident.

Shibganj Police Station Commissioner Md Farid Hossain confirmed the fact to Daily Bangladesh.

The injured were hospitalized at the District Medical Center, said Shibganj District Project Implementation Officer Engineer Ariful Islam, adding that the death toll is likely to rise further.

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