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A Historical Overview, Misconceptions and Suggestive Measures of Lightning- A Bangladesh Perspective

Every year Bangladesh experiences high density of lightning as it is a tropical country. In recent years, lightning related deaths and injuries have increased in Bangladesh. In 2016 due to lightning, 81 people have died in just two days. Therefore, the GoB has acknowledged lightning as natural disaster. The survey portrayed that around 70% population explain their belief that it is nothing but ray of light of God and it comes down to earth to punish the sinners. The rest people made an attempt to explain the lightning at their own way. About the lightning safety, approximately 80% of the surveyed people are still yet to acquire basic knowledge on lightning safety and around 90% interviewers acknowledge that they donot trust or relay on the forecasting and monitoring by government on weather and climate change. Still people are not educated on consequences of lightning. However, the paper reviews the lighting safety and awareness programs conducted around the world. It also portrays an overview of lightning history along with the misconceptions of lightning. It also highlighted the surveyed summary of the misconceptions of lightning. Finally, some suggestions are recommended about lightning safety and awareness for Bangladeshi people.

Lightning, Lightning Myths, Lightning Misconceptions, Lightning Awareness, Lightning Safety

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Md Rosaidul Mawla, Nasrin Sultana. (2021). A Historical Overview, Misconceptions and Suggestive Measures of Lightning- A Bangladesh Perspective. International Journal of Electrical Components and Energy Conversion, 7(2), 35-41.

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Md Rosaidul Mawla; Nasrin Sultana. A Historical Overview, Misconceptions and Suggestive Measures of Lightning- A Bangladesh Perspective. Int. J. Electr. Compon. Energy Convers. 2021, 7(2), 35-41. doi: 10.11648/j.ijecec.20210702.11

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Md Rosaidul Mawla, Nasrin Sultana. A Historical Overview, Misconceptions and Suggestive Measures of Lightning- A Bangladesh Perspective. Int J Electr Compon Energy Convers. 2021;7(2):35-41. doi: 10.11648/j.ijecec.20210702.11

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