A youth died after being struck by lightning at Batathota area in Kuruwita last evening.
According to the police, the 22 year old victim was struck by lightning while answering the mobile phone.
Meanwhile, the Department of Meteorology says that lightning is expected during evenings due to the inter-monsoon season experienced in the island.
Director of the department’s Forecast Unit S. Premalal urge the public to take cautionary measures during this period.
He further noted that 30 persons lose their lives per year due to lightning in the island.