4 August 2021, Wed

Lightening strike kills 20 in Chapai Nawabganj and 2 in Kishorganj; Jamaat Ameer condoles

Bangladesh Jamaat-e-Islami’s Ameer Dr. Shafiqur Rahman has issued the following message of condolence on 4 August 2021 as 20 people were killed in a lightning strike at Telikharighat in Shibganj upazila of Chapainawabganj district today.

Massive lightening took place at the Shibganj Upazila in Chapai Nawabganj district at around 12 pm today. Subsequently 20 people including 5 members of a same family were killed instantly.  Several others became injured. They met the tragic end of their lives while heading towards Paka union to attend a wedding ceremony. On their way, suddenly rain appeared and as such they took shelter in a house in the riverside. Later, they became victims of this lightening. Another two people were killed in Nikli of Kishorganj while they went to the river for catching fishes.

I am expressing my deep shock and condolence for all the deceased who have been killed in this incident. I am also extending sympathy to their mournful families. I am praying to Allah for them. May Allah accept all of them as martyr. I am also praying for the quick recovery of the injured.

I am urging the concerned authorities to pay due compensation to the victim families and also to take effective measures for ensuring proper treatment for the injured.