Lightning strike kills 13 and wounds 20 in Bangladesh

August 11, 2012BANGLADESH - At least 13 people were killed and 20 wounded when lightning struck a makeshift mosque in a remote village in northeast Bangladesh on Friday, police said. The lightning strike occurred as people gathered for a special evening prayer known as taraweeh that is conducted during the Muslim holy month of Ramadan. “Multiple lightning strikes occurred during a storm when nearly 35 people gathered at a house in the village of Saraswati where they turned a tin roof shed into a makeshift mosque for the month of Ramadan as a regular mosque was far away,” Dharmapasha police chief Bayes Alam told CNN. The village Saraswati is some 200 kilometers (124 miles) from the capital of Dhaka. Heavy rains in recent weeks have swollen the Saraswati River, making access to the village difficult. “As boats were the only mode of transport to go out of the village, it took several hours to take the critically wounded people to the hospital,” said Akm Mezanul Haque, the officer-in-charge of the Modhyanagar police station, who joined the rescue operation. Of the 13 killed by the lightning strike, Mohammad Shahabuddin, the imam, and two others died at the mosque, Alam said. Ten others were declared dead at a Dharmapasha area hospital, he said. Area residents and police took the wounded, many in critical condition, to the area hospital. –CNN
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8 Responses to Lightning strike kills 13 and wounds 20 in Bangladesh

  1. robert dunn says:

    God’s early Judgement on the Muslim faith?

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  2. jsiii says:

    my prayers go out to those struck May The All Mighty help those in need the most!

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  3. Korheg says:

    I’ll be praying for the families of those who died, but for those who are alive, hopefully they will come to the realization that Yahweh is God, and that he sent Jesus Christ to die and rise again for their salvation!

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  4. Lela says:

    Interesting

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  5. Dennis E. says:

    Wow, more than ever, pay attention to weather. I think I need to pay as much attention to the weather channel as I have the movie channels.

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  6. green says:

    i dont understand how some ppl survive lightning strikes,,yesterday lightning struck a house near me and took off 1/3 of the house and the attic of another about 15 feet next to it,,thats alot of damage

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  7. Dennis E. says:

    I have just finished reading a report on the internet that on Friday in Massachusetts when the storms came through, a lightning strike created a 25-foot trench to a Foxboro home injuring a elderly person.
    It has been a world wide event this week it seems………..

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