Pabna: Three people died after being struck by lightning in different areas of Pabna district on Saturday.
The deceased were identified as Enamul Haq, 18, son of Abdul Majid; Moniruzzaman, 40; and Rafiqul Islam, 42.
According to Liakat Hossain, chairman of the Ekdanta Union Parishad of Atgharia, Enamul was cutting grass in the field at 3 pm when he died due to lightning during heavy rain.
Aminul Islam Amin, Officer-in-Charge (OC) of Aminpur Police Station, said the rain began in the af-ternoon as farmer Moniruzzaman was working in a field near his house. Later, on his way home in the rain, he was struck by lightning and died.
According to Sujanagar Police Station Officer-in-Charge (OC) Abdul Hannan, Rafiq was also working in the field when he was struck by lightning during the rain around 3 pm. He died on the spot.