In a tragic incident, a mother-daughter duo were killed when a lightning struck them in Assam's Barpeta district on Sunday.

The deceased were identified as Momiron Nessa(60) and her daughter Joshna Khatun (20).

According to locals, they were sitting outside their home in Saorachara village of Barpeta when the lightning struck.

They were immediately rushed to the nearby medical facility in serious condition, but the duo succumbed to their injuries.

On the other hand, an 11-year-old boy, identified as Iqbal Hussain was also injured in the incident and is undergoing treatment at Barpeta Civil Hospital.

The Indian Metrological Department(IMD) had issued an 'Orange' alert for the Northeast region, warning of an impending wet spell accompanied by thunderstorms and gusty winds from May 5 to 9, 2024.

The national weather agency highlighted an 'orange' alert, signalling 'Be Prepared", for the entire northeast on May 5.