At least 30 people mostly farmers were struck and killed by lightning in the last 10 days at different parts of the country as nor’westers started to hit since last month. The frequency of the storms (Kalboishakhi) usually rises in April and May, and the deaths from lightning could go up significantly if precautions are not taken properly. This seasonal storm is typically accompanied by lightning.

The maximum 13 people were killed by lightning on Thursday in seven districts. Most of the victims were farmers working on the field. Of them, three teenagers were killed in Munshiganj and two each in Faridpur, Kishoreganj, Bagerhat and Manikganj districts. Earlier, two people were killed on March 30 and five on March 28 during nor’westers at different parts of the country. Six others, killed on March 27, include three schoolboys of Netrakona. FULL REPORT