Wednesday, May 18, 2016

Lightning Strikes Kill Over 60 In Bangladesh

Lightning strikes kill over 60 in Bangladesh

Moscow – Bangladesh authorities issued warnings on dangerous meteorological activity, as an unprecedented upsurge in lightning strikes have resulted in the deaths of over 60 people across the nation in three days. Reports by local newspapers Prothom Alo and Samakal suggest that the death toll across the nation reached 64 as of Saturday. Government officials confirmed only 59 deaths. They said that 34 of those fatal lighting strikes occurred on Thursday in the country’s capital, Dhaka, while the rest befell the country’s rural areas in the next two days. Despite that tropical thunders are common for Bangladesh this time of year, known as pre-monsoon season, the rates of fatality have surprised authorities. “We’ve not seen such a huge number of deaths due to lightning before,” Reaz Ahmed, the head of Bangladesh’s disaster management body, said on Sunday. He added that a total of 200 Bangladeshis have become victims of lightning since 2011. MB Read More>>>>>

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