4 SLA soldiers die, 59 wounded, lightning strikes SLA garrison

[TamilNet, Tuesday, 01 April 2008, 16:43 GMT]
Four soldiers of the Sri Lanka army were killed when lightning struck a group of soldiers when they were engaged in physical exercise in Minneriya garrison Tuesday evening around 5:30 p.m. 59 soldiers were injured, Brigadier Udaya Nanayakara, military spokesman told media.

Lightning struck a group of SLA soldiers when they were engaged in physical exercise, according to Udaya Nanayakara.

The wounded soldiers were immediately admitted to the Polonnaruwa general hospital.

 

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