Groom Injured, 17 Others Declared Dead As Lightning Strike Hits Wedding Party

Groom Injured, 17 Others Declared Dead As Lightning Strike Hits Wedding Party

  • A Bangladesh groom and his wedding party have been severely injured in lightning strikes that took place in the region
  • According to reports, at least 17 have been declared dead
  • The region is no stranger to severe weather conditions but some experts believe deforestation may be contributing to the more frequent storms

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A Bangladesh wedding party have been hit by severe lightning strikes. The guests were on board a boat headed for the bride's house when weather conditions become more serious killing at least 17 party guests and injuring the groom.

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A Bangladesh groom has been injured and at least 17 others killed in severe lightning strikes. Image: Getty
Source: UGC

Authorities say the bride was not on board, Dispatch Live reports.

Wedding guests were dismounting the boat and on their way to the bride's home when the lightning struck.

Bangladesh is no stranger to killer lightning as more than 200 people were killed in 2016, 82 of those in a single day, due to the bad weather.

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The BBC reports that deforestation may be contributing to the severity of strikes as disappearing trees would once have easily conducted the bolts of lightning.

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Despite being in a white flowing gown, the lady showed off her dance moves. At a point, she did the popular gbese moves.

Her husband with his hands full of dollars also tried to measure up. Impressed by his wife's performance, he rained some dollar bills on her.

Friends were especially impressed with the wife's energy on the dance floor. People struggled to capture her with their camera phones.

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