At least 11 people died and nine others were injured in lightning strikes in five districts on Thursday.

In Cumilla, four people, including two farmers, were killed in lightning strikes in Chandina, Sadar South, Debidwar, and Bhurichang upazilas in the evening.

The victims are Daulatur Rahman, 47, of Chandina, Atikul Islam, 50, of Sadar South upazila, Mukhlesur Rahman, 58, of Debidwar, and Alam Hossain, 22, of Burichang upazila.

Additional Superintendent of Police (Cumilla Sadar Circle) Kamran Hossain confirmed the matter.

In Rangamati, three people died and seven others were injured in the morning, reports UNB.

The deceased are Najir Ahmed, 50, of Sylheti Para in Rangamati town, Baharjan Begum, 55, of Baghaichhari upazila, and Tripura Grihini, 37 of Sajek.

In Cox's Bazar, two workers died at Chhari Para in Pekua upazila early in the morning.

The deceased are Didarul Islam, 35, and Md Arman, 25, of the upazila.

In Khagrachhari, a schoolboy was struck by lightning while picking fallen mangoes during a thunderstorm at Matiranga upazila in the morning.

The deceased is Yeasin Arfat of the upazila's Ibrahim Para.

In Sylhet, farmer Babul Ahmed, 48, died and two others were injured while they were harvesting boro paddy at Dighirpara East union of Kanaighat upazila in the afternoon.

Lightning strikes kill 250 people on average every year in the country, according to the Bangladesh Meteorological Department.