At least 17 wedding guests were on Wednesday killed in Bangladesh, after they were struck by lightning.
Fourteen others including the groom, were injured after the gathering was caught in a thunderstorm on their way to the bride’s house in the riverside town of Shibganj in Bangladesh.
It was reported that the group had just got off a boat on the bank of the river Padma, near Shibganj, to take shelter at the bride’s house when lightning struck, the BBC said.
The bride was not with the party when the lightning struck, according to Sakib Al-Rabby, a local government official.
The lightning struck Chapainawabganj, the western district of Bangladesh, about 150 miles north-west of Dhaka.
Lightning kills more than 200 people in Bangladesh every year, majority of whom are farmers working on their farms.