Two people were killed by lightning at Shatakuri village in Singra upazila of the district yesterday afternoon.

The deceased were identified as Rabeya Begum, 35, wife of Mohammad Bachchu, and Kalpona Khatun, 12, daughter of Abdul Kuddus of the village.

Police said both were struck by a thunderbolt while fishing in a canal nearby their houses around 5:00pm. They died on the spot.