Two persons were killed and six others, including two minors, were injured when lightning struck them in Assam’s Kokrajhar district.
According to information, incidents of lightning took place at Takumpur village under Kachugaon Police Station and other places in Kokrajhar district on Saturday morning.
The deceased belonged to the same family.
They have been identified as Nareswar Basumatary and Lakhan Basumatary.
The injured have been undergoing treatment at Rupnath Brahma civil hospital in Kokrajhar.
“Lightning with storm hit different places in Kokrajhar and neighbouring areas this morning,” said official sources.
Last year, over a dozen people were killed and many others were injured in incidents of lightning in various parts of Kokrajhar district.
In 2018, incidents of lightning also claimed lives of many cattle heads and caused heavy losses to the marginalised and poor farmers in the district.