BRIEF - Lightning strike kills two in Rangoon

A lightning strike killed two people in Rangoon on 14 May. The residents of Thongwa Township were on the road in the midst of a storm when the lightning struck, according to local police. Phyo Hlaing, 48, on a bicycle, and Naing Naing, 17, driving a motorised scooter were travelling side by side on the road when the lightning struck the ground between them, killing both instantly.  The police said lightning strikes are somewhat common in Thongwa, where eight locals were killed in separate strikes in 2013 alone.