Five people, including three children, were killed in separate lightning strikes in Mymensingh Sadar and Nandail upazilas on Friday (June 17).
The deceased were known as Jahangir, 22, son of late Shamsher Ali, Abu Bakkar, 35, son of late Hossain Ali, Sayeed Mia, 12, son of Shahidullah, Shadhin Mia, 11, son of Hadis Mia, and Shawon, 8, son of Billal Hossain.
SM Shamsul Haque, chairman of Kushtia union parishad in Mymensingh Sadar Upazila said, Jahangir and Bakkar went to see fishing in a beel where they were struck by lightning around 12:30pm.
Md Golap Hossain, union parishad member in Gangail union said, the three children Sayeed, Shadhin and Shawon went to a beel to catch fish amid rain. Meanwhile, they were seriously injured in the lightning around 2:00pm.
Later, locals rescued them and took two of them to Nandail Upazila Health Complex and one to Kishoreganj Sadar Hospital. The on-duty doctor declared all three of them dead.