Two day-labourers were killed and two others injured in a lightning strike in Itna upazila early Friday.
The deceased were identified as Faruk, 35, and Abdur Rashid, 45, while the injured are Kanchan, 35, and Aziz, 35. All of them hail from Paikpara village in Tarail upazila of the district.
Locals said some 24 day-labourers were staying in a makeshift house at Aunganer Haor under Barshikura village to reap paddy.
A thunderbolt struck the four workers amid rain accompanied by gusty wind around 1am, leaving Faruk and Rashid dead on the spot and the two others injured.The injured were first rushed to Itna Upazila Health Complex from where Kanchan was sent to Dhaka Medical College Hospital and Aziz to Kishoreganj 250-bedded Hospital. Officer-in-charge of Itna Police Station Abdus Salam confirmed the incident. –UNB, Kishoreganj