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Sunday, 22 April 2012 - 12:13
Accidents due to lightning on the rise
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A 17 year old individual at Madikale in Ahaliyagoda had died due to being struck by lightning last night.
According to our correspondent, this youth had died on the way to the Avissawella Hospital.

Meanwhile, a house at Weedapola in Hadugala in the Walasmulla Divisional Secretariat region too was struck by lightning at 7.00p.m yesterday.

It was reported that a 14 year old girl had sustained injuries from this incident while the house too was damaged severely.

Many accidents were reported in the recent past due to being struck by lightning.

During this year 21 individuals had died due to being struck by lightning while 14 individuals had died in the month of April alone due to lightning activities.


The Department of Meteorology stated that although it continuously creates awareness among the general public with this regard, they do not draw their attention to it.

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