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Two fishermen were killed after being struck by lightning off the coast of Eravur at around 3.50am today.

Police Media Unit stated the boat carrying the victims had set out to sea yesterday from the Sandiweli Lagoon.

The victims, aged 37 and 27 years, have been identified as residents of Sandiweli. The bodies are currently lying at the location under police guard and a post-mortem inquiry is due to be held today. Eravur police are investigating.