10 killed by lightning in Bangladesh

At least 10 worshippers have been killed by lightning outside a mosque in Bangladesh.

About 20 other people were injured by the lightning in Sylhet district, in the north east of the country, local police chief Bayes Ahmed said.

The victims were struck by the lightning as they were leave the mosque after special prayers tied to the holy month of Ramadan.

Mr Ahmed says some of those who were killed died at the scene, while others died on the way to hospital.

The fasting month of Ramadan is being observed across Bangladesh, a Muslim-majority nation.

Sylhet district is 120 miles north east of the capital, Dhaka.

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