Lightning strikes! Claiming 3 lives in Medamulana

Three individuals were killed when they were struck by lightning yesterday (29) at around 1:00 p.m. while they were out drying paddy in the Medamulana area, the Police said.

Police Media Spokesman and Superintendent of Police Ruwan Gunasekara told that the three victims were out on a helipad in Medamulana, in the Weeraketiya Police Division, drying paddy when they were struck by lightning.

There had been two 65-year-olds and a 30-year-old that were killed. The Police added that the bodies of the victims at the scene of the accident were under Police protection until a Magisterial Inquest was to be conducted.

The Weeraketiya Police are conducting further investigations.

Meanwhile, the Department of Meteorology yesterday (29) warned residents to be cautious during lightning activity.

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