Four people, including three children, were killed by lightning strikes in Malibagh Chowdhurypara and Adabar areas in the capital during rains on Thursday.
The victims were identified as Sabina Pakhi, 10, Shoma alias Jhoma, 12, Abdul Hoque, 65, and Alu, 14.
Deputy Commissioner (Tejgaon Division) of the Dhaka Metropolitan Police Md Shahidullah told UNB that thunderbolts struck them between 2:00pm and 2:30 pm.
Of them, two children and a sexagenarian man were killed near Malibagh Abul Hotel under Hatirjheel police station while another girl, aged around 14, died in Adabar area, he said.
Sources at the Dhaka Medical College Hospital (DMCH) said when Sabina Pakhi and Shoma alias Jhoma were playing in front of their tin-shed house a lightning strike hit them around 2:15 pm, leaving them unconscious, said Habib, who rescued Pakhi and took her to the DMCH.