17 Die as lightning strikes wedding party both At least one person was killed and more than a dozen were injured when lightning struck a boat in the northwest on Wednesday, officials said.
17 Die as lightning strikes wedding party both According to police officer Farid Hossain, lightning struck the boat on its way to the bride’s house on the banks of the Padma River in Shibganj town.
“There are reports that 17 people have died and a few more have been hospitalized,” Hussein said.
Fire officer Meherul Islam said 114 people were injured and taken to hospital. The groom was at the scene.
Hundreds of people die every year in Bangladesh, more than 200 people died in May 2016 alone and 82 lightning strikes a day.
Most lightning deaths usually occur in the warmer months of March to July.
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According to experts, the severe increase in lightning is associated with deforestation, and many tall trees that could have previously caused lightning have disappeared.
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