Lightning strikes killed two people in Galachipa upazila of Patuakhali Thursday, according to police.
The deceased were identified as Mamun, 38, of Charkajal union and Mostafa Hawlader, 50, of Galachipa municipality of the upazila, MR Shawkat Anwar Islam, officer-in-charge (OC) of Galachipa Police Station, told UNB.
Mamun, who was returning home from fishing, sheltered near a pond when it started to rain heavily. Suddenly a streak of lightning struck the 38-year-old, killing him on the spot.
Mostafa was also struck by a bolt of lightning while he was working on the cropland, and he died on the spot, Shawkat said.