Two people killed in lightning strike in Rangpur, Bangladesh

Two locals went fishing in their boat during a thunderstorm on the Teesta River early Monday morning and were killed in a lightning strike.

The incident occurred near Char Cholishal village in Lakhitari Union in Gangachara district.

The victims were identified as Mohlesur Rahman, 28, and Manu Miah, 32, of Kalicharan village.

A group of six men from Kalicharan village had gone by boat to Char Cholishal village during a thunderstorm to fish in the Teesta River at about 4:30 a.m.

Two of them died on the spot, and four others suffered minor injuries after being struck by lightning. Locals later found the bodies of the victims and handed them over to relatives.

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