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Lightning kills two in Joypurhat

Lightning kills two in Joypurhat

Two farmers were killed by lightning strike on Ratanpur-Salua field in Panchbibi upazila of Joypurhat district  on Monday morning.

The deceased were identified as Dulal Hossain, 59, and Mofazzal Hossain, 52, of Ratanpur village.

Four other farmers were seriously injured.

Police said some farmers of Ratanpur village went to plant Aman paddy around 9 am.

A thunderbolt struck six of them, leaving two dead on the spot. Later, local people rescued the injured.

Palash Chandra Deb, Officer-in-Charge of Panchbibi Police Station, said the injured were admitted to Joypurhat Adhunik Hospital, reports UNB.

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