Lightning Kills 17 Wedding Party Guests

About 17 guests of a wedding party have died in Bangladesh after reportedly being struck by lightning.

Fourteen others, including the groom, were injured. The bride was however not at the wedding party.

The party was disembarking from a boat at the riverside town of Shibganj, heading towards the bride’s house, when they were caught in a thunderstorm.

Lightning strikes are common in Bangladesh during heavy rains.

In 2016, Bangladesh declared lightning strikes a natural disaster when more than 200 people died in the month of May alone, including 82 people on a single day.

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