8 September 2022, Thu

9 killed in lightning strike while working in Sirajganj paddy field; Jamaat Ameer condoles

Bangladesh Jamaat-e-Islami’s Ameer Dr. Shafiqur Rahman has issued the following statement on 8th September 2022 expressing deep shock as 10 farmers including 3 from the same family killed by lightning in Ullapara upazila of Sirajganj on Thursday.

Jamaat Ameer stated that the lighting strike killed at least 10 agricultural workers including 3 from a single family. The deceased, including two children, collecting paddy saplings for cultivation in a field in Matikora village of Ponchokroshi union when the incident occurred. 13 people also became injured in this accident.

The injured were rushed to Ullapara Upazila Health Complex where on-duty doctor declared nine people dead. Four others are undergoing treatment at the health complex. The incident created a melancholy atmosphere in the whole area. I am deeply saddened and shocked by the incident.

I am expressing deep shock for the deceased who have been killed in the incident. I am praying for the salvation of their departed soul. I am extending deep shock and sympathy to their mournful families. I am also praying to Allah for accepting them as martyrs. I am also seeking quick recovery of the injured.

I am urging the concerned authority to pay due compensation to the victim families and also to take proper steps to ensure the treatment of the injured.