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Lightning kills 2 in Sunamganj

27Two farmers were killed in a lightning strike in Dakshin Sunamganj Upazila and Jamalganj upazila on Thursday morning.

The dead were identified as–Sayed Miah, 30, and Lutfor Rahman, 45.

Locals said, a thunderbolt struck Sayed Miah when he went to the field to graze cows at Shimulbak village around 7:45am, leaving him dead on the spot.

Four other cows were also killed by lightning strike on the spot.

Meanwhile, Lutfor Rahman was killed by lightning strike at Laxmipur village of Jamalganj upazila in the morning, leaving him critically injured.

He was rushed to Jamalganj Upazila Health Complex where on-duty doctors declared him dead.

Dakshin Sunamganj Thana OC Al Amin and Jamalganj Thana OC Atikur Rahman confirmed the news.