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Lightning kills 6 in Sunamganj

10At least six people, mostly farmers, have been killed and three others injured in Sunamganj after being struck by lightning during a nor’wester, police say, reports sylhetmirror.com Five of them died, in separate incidents, while working in paddy fields at Dirai Upazila on Friday afternoon. They are – labourer Milad Mia, 30, and farmers Jamshed Ali, 45, Gyanendra Das, 50, Samsul Haq, 28, and Jewel Mia, 20. Dirai Police Station OC Mohammad Baes confirmed the casualty. He said three others – Abu Taher, ‘Mobin’, and ‘Faruk’ – injured in lightning strikes were being treated at Dirai hospital. Meanwhile, 16-year-old Bamon Mia died in lightning strike while working in a field.

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