Dhaka, Bangladesh (BBN)- Thirteen people were killed and six injured by lightning inside a mosque in the country north-eastern Sunamganj district Friday night, police said on Saturday.
A lightning struck the victims when they were coming out of a mosque just after offering Tarabih prayers at Saraswatipur village in Dharmapasha upazila (sub-district) around 9:30pm.
Of the deceased, 10 died on the spot while three succumbed to their injuries at Dharmapasha Upazila Health Complex.
The injured were undergoing treatment at the upazila health complex.
Bordering village Saraswatipur is a remote locality in the vast haor area, a local police official reportedly said, adding that waterway is the only means of communication with Dharmapasha Sadar upazila.
BBN/SSR/AD-11Aug12-11:40 am (BST)