Two farmers were killed in separate incidents of lightning strikes in Karimganj upazila of Kishoreganj district on Sunday noon.

The victims are Md. Haris Mia, 55, son of Abdul Gafur of Barogoria village and Ramzan Ali, 40, son of Abdul Majid of Mukambari village in the upazila.

Police and locals said Haris Mia was critically injured as a lightning struck him while working in a paddy field during rains around 12:30pm.

Locals rushed him to the Kishoreganj sadar general hospital where on-duty doctor declared him dead.

The other farmer, Ramzan, who was working in his paddy field in the same area, sustained injuries in a separate lightning strike around the same time.

As he was rushed to Karimganj health complex in a critical condition, the on-duty doctor declared him dead.

Karimganj police station officer-in-charge Zakir Rabbani confirmed the deaths to the correspondent.