Thunder lightning kills two, injures nine people in Maungdaw

Maungdaw, Arakan State: Two Rohingyas were killed and nine other injured in separate thunder storm in lightning strikes at different places of Maungdaw south on May 3, said a local trader on condition of anonymity. Among the victims, three injured persons have been identified as Malouvi Noor Hussain (30), son of Abdu Salam, Azum Ullah (50), and Kobir Ahmed (40), son of Fuzu, hailed from Khonza Bill (village) of Aley Than Kyaw and two deceased including six injured from Baringa Del (village) under the Nasaka area No. 8.

According to villagers, a storm – heavy rain and strong winds – have swept through different parts of Maungdw townships.

“Some houses were also destroyed in different parts of Maungdaw south by the heavy windy rain.”

Similarly, a cow was also killed in lightning strike while it was grazing nearby forest. The owner of cow is identified Amin Ullah, hailed from Khonza Bill (village) of Aley Than Kyaw, said another villager from Maungdaw south.

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