Four people had died in lightning strikes in several places in the country during past 24 hours.
Three people were died in a lightning strike in the Thannimurippu area in Mullaitivu and a 32-year-old man was killed in a lightning strike in the Kalawanchikudi area in Batticaloa. yesterday (April 15) afternoon.
They were struck by lightning while working in a field; police said.
Meanwhile, six persons were hospitalized after being struck by lightning in the Vandarumulai area in Batticaloa including four men and two women.