Two people were killed when a thunderbolt struck them at Shibpur Kalindi Chak in Singair upazila of Manikganj district on Saturday.
The deceased were identified as Shahin Mia, 42, and Rubel Hossain, 40, of the upazila.
Sheikh Mohammad Abu Hanif, officer-in-charge of Singair Police Station, said Shahin and Rubel died on the spot when a streak of thunderbolt struck them while cutting grass on their field, leaving them dead on the spot.
Lightning strike in Bangladesh
Lightning strike has turned out to be one of the deadliest natural disasters in Bangladesh claiming over 200 lives every year due to the loss of natural defence and lack of precautionary measures.
According to the Ministry of Disaster Management and Relief, 2,164 people died in lightning strikes in the country from 2011 to 2020. At least 216 people die every year on average in lightning strikes, more than by floods, cyclones and other natural calamities.
Experts said about 70 percent of the total lightning strikes usually occur between April and June, and advised everyone to move with caution during this time.