SLTB Driver killed in lightning strike at Jaffna

A driver of the Sri Lanka Transport Board was killed in a lightning strike in Atchuveli, Jaffna. Two more were injured.

Atchuveli, Navarkattu area, this afternoon, people who were going to the tractor, stopped the tractor due to rain and was struck by lightning as it was lying under it.

Thiyagaraja Madanapalan (41), a father of three Children from Achuveli North was killed in the incident.

The body of the deceased is currently being kept at the Achuveli Base Hospital and the Achuveli Police are investigating the death.
Vinayakamoorthy Thangeswaran (38) and Kamalanathan Nimerson (20) were injured in the incident and were transferred to the Jaffna Teaching Hospital for treatment.

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