At least 17 individuals had been killed and greater than a dozen injured on Wednesday when lightning struck a marriage occasion on a ship in northwestern Bangladesh, officers stated.
The lightning hit because the boat reached the financial institution of the Padma river in Shibganj city because the wedding-goers made their approach to the bride’s home, police official Farid Hossain stated.
“We have information of 17 people who died and several others were admitted to hospital,” Hossain stated.
Fourteen individuals had been injured and brought to hospital, Fire Service official Meherul Islam stated. The bridegroom was amongst these damage.
Lightning kills a whole bunch of individuals yearly in Bangladesh, which declared lightning strikes a pure catastrophe in 2016 when greater than 200 individuals died within the month of May alone, together with 82 individuals on a single day.
Most lightning deaths often happen throughout the heat months of March to July.
Experts say the rise in deadly lightning strikes is expounded to deforestation, which has led to the disappearance of many tall timber that earlier would have drawn lightning strikes.