A 62-year-old woman died after suffering a cardiac arrest on seeing the dead bodies of a group killed in a lightning strike in Ullapara of Sirajganj.
Hosne Ara Khatun was the wife of Shobha Ali Mallik of Mallikpara village in Enayatpur.
Ujjal Hossain, upazila nirbahi officer (UNO) of Ullapara confirmed the matter to UNB and said that nine agricultural workers were killed by a lightning strike while working on a paddy field in Matikora village of Panchkroshi union of the upazila on Thursday afternoon.
Among the victims, five of them were from the same family of Shibpur village in the municipal area. When the bodies were brought to their home in Shivpur village, hundreds of men and women from different areas gathered to see them.
Hosne Ara Khatun also went to see the bodies. Seeing the bodies affected her badly, and on her way back home, she suffered a cardiac arrest.
She was eventually rushed to a nearby hospital where the doctors declared her dead, added the UNO.
Earlier, lightning strike killed nine agricultural workers and injured four others in Sirajganj's Ullapara upazila Thursday, according to police.
Eight of the deceased were identified as Md Mobarak, 40, Monnaf Hossain, 19, Shamsher Ali, 62, Md Afsar, 63, Md Shahin, 21, Abdul Kuddus, 60, Shah Alam, 42 and Ritu Khatun, 15, Mohammad Mahfuz, assistant superintendent of police (ASP) of Ullapara Circle, said.
The workers were planting paddy seedlings when it started to rain heavily, Nazrul Islam, officer-in-charge (OC) of Ullapara Police Station, said.
"Then all of them sheltered in a house near the field. Suddenly a streak of lightning struck the men, killing five of them on the spot and leaving others critically injured," Nazrul said.
"The locals rushed the injured to different hospitals and clinics where they died while undergoing treatment."