Child struck by lightning in Dematagala

Child struck by lightning in Dematagala

Child struck by lightning in Dematagala

Written by Staff Writer

07 Sep, 2015 | 2:18 pm

A nine-year-old child was killed after being struck by lighting in Wellawa, Dematagala which comes under the jurisdiction of the Godakawela police.

The incident took place on Sunday evening when the child used a power socket to run a small motor.

According to the News 1st correspondent in the area, the child was the youngest in the family of two children, receiving his education in third grade at the Ratnapura Sankapala Sri Gunarathna Vidyalaya.

The child was admitted to the Udawalawe Rural Hospital.Police said that the body has been placed at the Embilipitiya Base Hospital for the post mortem examination.

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