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Report: Lightning kills 126 in May-June

  • Published at 03:29 pm July 6th, 2019
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The highest number of deaths was reported in Kishoreganj

According to a press release by the Save the Society & Thunderstorm Awareness Forum, at least 126 people were killed by lightning strikes Bangladesh in the months of May and June. 

Additionally, 53 people were injured.

Of the injured, 21 were women, seven were children and 98 were men. 

In the month of May, 60 people were killed including nine women, three children and 48 men. The month also saw 28 people injured by lightning strikes. 

In June, 66 people were lethally struck by lightning. There were 12 women, four children and 50 men among the deceased. The lightning strikes also injured 25 people. 

The highest number of deaths was reported in Kishoreganj with 16 in just May and June.

Deaths reported in other districts from lightning strikes are: three in Habiganj, 10 in Rajshahi, nine in Chapainawabganj, six in Pabna, seven in Dinajpur, four in Nilphamari, four in Jamalpur, four in Sherpur, six in Naogaon, five in Sirajganj, five in Narayanganj, three in Moulvibazar, four in Khulna, 11 in Satkhira and four in Tangail.