Lightning kills 50 in Bangladesh

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More than 50 people across Bangladesh have died after being struck by lightning in the past two days, police say.

Many of the dead were farmers who were killed as they worked in their paddy fields.

Bangladesh is prone to electrical storms but this year they have been particularly severe.

Experts suggest a general rise in temperatures and deforestation may be factors.

Other victims included two students in the capital, Dhaka, who were struck as they played football, and a teenage boy who died when he went to collect mangoes.

Storms have lashed parts of Bangladesh following a heatwave

Further thunderstorms were predicted for later this month.

Strong tropical storms regularly hit Bangladesh ahead of and during the monsoon season, which runs from June to September.

26 Responses

  1. I have never ever herd of someone die from lightning. I am really really really sorry for those who died from lightning.

  2. I have never ever seen someone die from lightening. I feel really sorry for the families of the people who died.

  3. now wondering how many people are in Bangladesh now. fell so sad but glad i am not living in Bangladesh hope my sister is still living.

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