Three deaths due to lightning on Thursday | Daily News

Three deaths due to lightning on Thursday

Three persons were killed on Thursday (23) evening due to lightning strikes in Hambegamuwa, Godakawela and Nochchiyagama areas.

The first death among these, due to lightning is reported in Hambegamuwa. A person who had been in a paddy field was struck by lightning at about 3pm, in Kandiyapitiya, Hambegamuwa.

The deceased Gamini Attanayake (37), was a resident of Balangoda Vikiliya.

Hambegamuwa Police said that he had been working in the paddy field when lightning struck.The second death due to lightning was reported from Godakawela Welkeniyaya. The person had died in a lightning strike at about 4.30 pm while he was in his hut. The person who was 50 years old was G. T. Wijesinghe, by name.

The third death by lightning took place in Nochchiyagama. It had been about 5 pm. Milan

Janaka Hettiarachchi (44), a resident of Ralapanawa Colony, Nochchiyagama, had died in the lightning strike. The Galadivulwewa Police, who are investigating the matter, stated that when he

and his wife had gone to fetch cattle from the Upper Sinharagama tank field, both of them had been struck by lightning.




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