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One killed in lightning strike in Baniachong

Baniachong (Habiganj) Correspondent

A teenager named Ruhan (15) was killed in a lightning strike in Baniachang. He is the son of Arkan Miah, a poor construction worker from Dattapara village in North-East Union of Upazila Sadar. The incident took place at noon on Tuesday.

According to police and local sources, Ruhan was playing marble in the yard of his house around 12:30 pm. At that time the sky was overcast. Then, when lightning strikes suddenly, he falls to the ground in an instant. People later picked him up and rushed him to the Baniachang Health Complex, where doctors on duty said he was alive. From there, Ruhan was referred to Habiganj Sadar Modern Hospital for advanced treatment. On the way to Habiganj, Ruhan fell to his death.

Upon receiving the news of the death, Baniachang Police Station OC Mohammad Emran Hossain rushed to the spot along with SI Farooq, a BIT officer in charge of Baniachang North-East Union No. 1.

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