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6 killed, 4 injured as lightning strikes Bangladesh

DHAKA (Xinhua) -- Six people were killed and another four injured in lightning strikes Monday morning in Bangladesh's Kishoreganj district, 117 km northeast of capital Dhaka.

Locals of Nikli sub-district were quoted by private news agency UNB as saying that during a storm three people took shelter in a cow-shed at about 7:30 a.m. local time. But suddenly a thunderbolt struck the cow-shed leaving the three dead on the spot.

Another lightning strike killed three people and injured four in Bajitpur sub-district while they were doing fishing work at about 8 a.m. local time.

The injured were admitted to local hospital.


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