Two individuals were fatally injured after being struck by lightning in two separate incidents yesterday.

In one incident a 50-year-old resident of Agbopura was struck by lightning around 4.30 PM while working in a paddy field and succumbed to his injuries. According to the Police another person has been injured in the same incident and is currently receiving treatment in the Kantale Hospital.

A 45-year-old female was also killed yesterday in the Gomarankadawala area after being struck by lightning. The victim had been working in a Paddy field and was pronounced dead on admission to the hospital.

Agbopura and Gomarankadawala Police are conducting further investigations in to the respective incidents.