Lightning strike
Two people were killed by separate peals of lightning in Mathbaria upazila on Tuesday.

The deceased were identified as Khairul Islam, 11, son of Monir Hossain of Betmore village, and Sumi Akhter, wife of Ruhul Amin Sardar of Tushkhali village in the upazila.

Mathbaria upazila nirbahi officer SM Farid Uddin said Khairul died on the spot as a thunderbolt struck him at noon when he went to a beel (water body) in Betmore village to catch fish during rain.

Besides, Sumi was killed by another lightning strike in Tushkhali village while she was working near the house in the afternoon.