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G. B. Raga, M. G. de la Parra, and Beata Kucienska

, the University of Washington coordinates the WWLLN network ( http://webflash.ess.washington.edu/indexnew.html ). Kucienska et al. (2010) evaluated data derived from WWLLN, data from the optical transient detector (OTD) located in the OrbView-1/MicroLab satellite ( Christian et al. 2003 ) launched in April 1995, and data from the Lightning Imaging Sensor (LIS) located in the Tropical Rainfall Measuring Mission (TRMM) satellite ( Kummerow and Barnes 1998 ). From the comparison of these datasets

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Ashraf Dewan, Md. Faruk Hossain, Md. Masudur Rahman, Yasuke Yamane, and Ronald L. Holle

an underestimated natural hazard despite the fact that it poses considerable risk to life and property ( Dlamini 2009 ). Here, the majority of the population continues to be engaged in subsistence agriculture for long periods ( Holle 2016b ), live in lightning-unsafe dwellings, and work in lightning-unsafe structures ( Holle 2009 ). With a current estimated population of 164 million and density of 1237 persons per square kilometer [ Bangladesh Bureau of Statistics (BBS) 2016 ; Fig. 1

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