A 17 year old in Ehaliyagoda has died after being struck by lightning last night.
According to our correspondent, this youth passed away while being taken to the Avissawella Hospital.
Meanwhile, a house in the Walasmulla Divisional Secretariat region was also struck by lightning at 7 last night.
It was reported that a 14 year old girl had sustained injuries from this incident while the house was severely damaged.
Many accidents were reported in the recent past due to lightening.
During this year 21 individuals have died after being struck by lightening with 14n deaths reported in the month of April alone.