A man and his son were killed and another son sustained critical burns when lightning struck them during rain Sunday morning.

The incident occurred in Basti Paigah near Al-Hamd Textile Mills, 7km from here.

Abdul Majeed Chajoo, a resident of Basti Murad along with two sons - 16-year-old Muhammad Kamran and 20-year-old Muhammad Azeem - was on the way to city on motorcycles.

All of sudden, lightning struck them, killing Abdul Majeed and his younger son Kamran on the spot. Azeem, however, sustained critical burns and was shifted to hospital by Rescue 1122. According to the eye-witnesses, they saw lightning (transparent white colour) came from the sky and struck the victims in a twinkle.