Report: Lightning kills at least 16, injures scores in parts of Bangladesh

DHAKA, Bangladesh (AP) — A domestic news agency reports lightning has left at least 16 people dead and scores others injured in parts of Bangladesh.

The United News of Bangladesh agency says most victims were on farmland or at their homes. Others were walking along roads.

The agency says six people died in the northeastern district of Habiganj, 75 miles (120 kilometers) northeast of the capital, Dhaka. It said four others were injured in the district.

It said 10 more people died in five other districts in northern, central, southern and northeastern Bangladesh.

The report said the injured were taken to hospital.

Officials could not be reached immediately for comment.