Lightning struck a school in Pannala this morning resulting in several children being hospitalized.
The police said that 14 children were admitted to hospital after suffering from shock following the incident.
Lightning had struck the Pannala Inggamdaula Gemunu Maha Vidyalaya during the heavy rain experienced this morning.
Children studying in the Year 5 class were affected by the lightning and were rushed to hospital.
Among those suffering from shock were 8 girls, the police said. (Colombo Gazette)