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Lightning strikes wedding party in Bangladesh, 17 dead
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Lightning strikes wedding party in Bangladesh, 17 dead
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Dhaka, Aug 4 (TIWN) At least 17 members of a wedding party travelling on a boat were killed on Wednesday during a massive lightning strike in Bangladesh's Chapainawabganj district, some 302 km northwest of capital Dhaka, a senior official said.

Sakib Al Rabbi, head of Chapainawabganj's Shibganj sub-district administration, told Xinhua over the phone that "17 people were killed on the spot after lightning struck a wedding party boat".

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