Saturday, May 14, 2016

Lightning strikes kill nearly 60 people in Bangladesh

Authorities in Bangladesh reported that 56 people throughout the country were killed by lightning strikes in just two days.

According to Bangladesh News 24 Hours, at least 33 people were killed by lightning across 12 districts on Thursday and 23 more on Friday, including three people in Rajbarhi.

A week-long heatwave was believed to be the cause of the extreme weather which also injured many people, most of whom were working in farmlands or open spaces, according to police.

90 lightning deaths have been recorded in Bangladesh since March, a sharp increase from 51 total deaths in 2015. It has left people panicking.

Tall trees such as palm trees typically act as conductors for lightning strikes, but a decrease of such trees in rural areas has increased the likelihood that people will be struck instead...

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