3 killed in lightning strike in capital
Three people, including two children, were killed in a lightning strike at Sona Mia Lane of Chowdhury Para in the capital’s Malibagh area on Saturday afternoon.
The deceased were identified as Abdul Haque, 65, Sabina alias Pakhi, 10, and Jhuma, 12.
Hatirjheel Police Station OC Abdur Rashid said they had received reports of three deaths during a thunderstorm in the afternoon rain.
However, the OC could not confirm whether they died due to lightning or electrocution.
The mother of the two children works in a garment factory and the father is a rickshaw puller. No one was home at the time of the incident.