Lightening deaths in southern Sri Lanka increase to eight

[TamilNet, Tuesday, 05 October 2010, 07:59 GMT]
Eight people struck by lightening died in the southern parts of Sri Lanka since the torrential rain with thunderstorm began ten days ago. The latest victim was a fourteen year-old student. Lightening struck while he was watching television with his father Saturday around 7.30 p.m in Waharaka, Indurana, Ruwanwella Police said.

Lightening had claimed the lives of five within twenty-four hours Monday in the districts of Moneragala, Gampaha and Ratnapura in southern Sri Lanka.

 

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