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Bangladesh declares lightning strikes a disaster as deaths surge

22 Jun 2016, TRF

Bangladesh has seen a near-record breaking 261 deaths so far this year from lightning strikes. The phenomemon is expected to increase by 50 percent by the end of the century. The problem has prompted Bangladesh's government to add lightning strikes to the country's list of official types of disasters. As a result, the government now compensates victims families.


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