NATORE: A 61-year-old man and his grandson died after being struck by lightning in Singra upazila of Natore district on Wednesday.
The deceased were identified as Amir Sheikh, and his sixth grader grandson Pappu, 13, of the upazila.
Lightning strikes have turned into one of the deadliest natural disasters in Bangladesh, claiming over 200 lives every year.
At least 216 people die every year on an average in lightning strikes, more than by floods, cyclones and other calamities.
More than 70 percent of the total lightning strikes occur between April and June, say experts.