• Last Update 2021-10-17 21:11:00

Northern fisherman struck by lightning; dies at beach


A  fisherman from Vettrilikeni, Jaffna died this afternoon after he was struck by lightning coupled with heavy rains in the coastal area. 

The victim was identified as 34 year old S. Umesh from Vettrilaikeni. The victim was the only survivor in the family as he lost his parents and siblings during the war. 

Meanwhile another fisherman was admitted to Maruthankerny hospital with injuries. 

The fishermen were staying in a fishing hut due to heavy rains when the lightning struck. (N.Lohathayalan) 

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