Two Koreans killed by lightning

Two Korean tourists were killed when they were struck by lightning in Haputale this evening, police spokesman SSP Ajith Rohana told the Colombo Gazette.

He also said that another three foreign nationals were injured in the incident and had been admitted to hospital.

Meanwhile the Disaster Management Center said that  initially it was believed the victims were Chinese nationals.

However a spokesman at the DMC clarified that further investigations had confirmed that the victims were from Korea.