Five of a family killed, two others injured in lightning strike in Assam’s Karimganj district:

Guwahati, June 12: Five of a family including four minors killed and two others injured in a lightning strike in a village in Karimganj district of Assam on Friday evening.

The incident took place at Ishakhauri village under Ramkrishna Nagar police station of Ratabari assembly constituency in the Barak Valley district.

The deceased persons were identified as 50-year-old Islam Uddin, 12-year-old Anuwar Hussain, 12-year-old Sharif Uddin, 10-year-old Dilwar Hussain and 9-year-old Abidha Begum.

According to the reports, the family stuck by lightning as they were busy in some works at their home premise.

Five of the family died on the spot while two other minors sustained severe injuries.

The injured minors were rushed to Karimganj civil hospital.

Local MLA of Ratabari constituency Bijoy Malakar said that, five of a family killed after they stuck by lightning at home.

Two others of the family were also injured. After hearing the news, I immediately contacted with the Deputy Commissioner of Karimganj district and informed him about the incident and also made medical arrangements for the injured persons,” Bijoy Malakar said.

On the other hand, some locals alleged that the injured minors are not getting proper treatment at the government-run hospital.