Lightning kills farmer

A farmer was killed by lightning during a thundershower recently, at a paddy field in Mavadiodai.

The deceased was identified as 60-year-old Sinnathamby Manokaran, a father of two and a resident of Panichchaiyadi, Karadiyanaru Police said.

The deceased had been struck by lightning when he had hid under a tree after it had started raining. A postmortem was carried out at the Chenkalady Divisional Hospital before the body was handed over to the relatives. 

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