Four villagers have been killed and another two injured when lightning struck a shop in Burma's administrative capital Naypyidaw, state media has reported. Villagers Than Aung, 40, Muang Ko, 35, Zaw Naing Tun, 18 and shopkeeper Tin Wine, 49, were killed while sheltering from a heavy storm on Friday afternoon at 3:00pm (10:00pm AEST), newspaper Myanma Ahlin reported.
Two people were taken to hospital in Naypyidaw for treatment, it said. The paper gave no further details of the accident. Rainy season runs from June to October in Burma. On May 2-3 a cyclone swept the south-west of the country, leaving 138,000 people dead or missing.