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Quoting local people, Abdullah Al Hadi said six people from Kalirchar village went to Char Chollisshal village by boat amid inclement weather for fishing in the river Teesta around 4:30 am Monday.

“Two of them were killed on the spot after a thunderbolt struck them while four others sustained minor injuries,” Hadi said.

Confirming the incident, officer-in-charge of Gangachara Model Police Station Inspector Shushanto Kumar Sarker told BSS that local people rescued the bodies and handed them over to their relatives.

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