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Govt sanction Tk 14.70 lac to lightening victims families

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Heath Desk--- May 18, 2016: Government have sanctioned Taka 14.70 lakh among the lightening affected families in 26 districts while the district administrations distributed Taka 10,000 to 25,000 among the families of those who were killed in the two days.

Disaster Management and Relief Minister Mofazzal Hossain Chowdhury Maya said this at a press briefing on Tuesday.

The injured people were given amount ranging from Tk 7,500 to 15,000 for their treatments.

Secretary of the ministry Shah Kamal told journalist that the government included lightening in the list of natural disaster since August last year in view of its growing intensity claiming 81 lives on May 12 and 13 alone.

According to official count, lightning killed 17 people last year.

Kamal said the Science and Technology Ministry was asked to carry out a research on the cause of the frequent lightning causing high number of deaths.

Maya, on the other hand, said his ministry sanctioned Taka 14.70 lakh among the lightening affected families in 26 districts while the district administrations distributed Taka 10,000 to 25,000 among the families of those who were killed in the two days.