11 October 2022, Tue

5 brick kiln workers dead in Rangpur lightning strike; Jamaat Ameer condoles

Bangladesh Jamaat-e-Islami’s Ameer Dr. Shafiqur Rahman has issued the following message of condolence on 11th October 2022 expressing deep shock as five workers of a brick kiln were killed and one was injured in a lightning strike in Pirganj Upazila of Rangpur this afternoon.

5 men, who were working in the kiln of Bokul Mia at the BRC intersection, were tragically killed in a lightning strike in Pirganj upazila of Rangpur this afternoon. The deceased were identified as Abdul Jalil (65), son of late Abdul Jabbar hailed from Sonatola village under Sadullapur Upazila of the Gaibandha district, Nazmul, son of Badsha, a man of Tilokpara village under Sadullapur Upazila, Siam Mia, son of Shirul Mia, Shahadat Mia son of Alamin Mia and Rashedul Islam, son of Ainal Mia. The incident has made the entire local community mournful. I am deeply mournful at this incident.

I am extending deep shock for the departed souls who have been killed in this tragic accident. I am also praying and seeking their salvation. I am also expressing shock to their mournful families. May Allah accept them as martyrs.

I am also urging the concerned authorities and the solvent quarters to pay due compensation to the victims families of the lightning strike.