Soldiers hospitalized following lightning strike

The military says 12 soldiers were hospitalized after lightning struck land adjoining a building they were constructing in Kamburupitiya this evening.

Military spokesman Brigadier Nihal Happuarachi said that the soldiers suffered from shock and were not in a series condition.

Meanwhile the department of meteorology has warned that lightning and strong winds can be expected in several parts of the country over the next 24 hours.

The public have been advised to remain cautious.

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