Fity six deaths due to lightning in 2012
NWPC Ministry of Education has instructed all school heads of both
Kurunegala and Puttalam Districts to educate school community on the
possible risk of being attacked by thunder bolts and lightening during
Accordingly, 500 awareness programs will be organised at school level
during the next two months. According to the statistics of the Met
Department, 56 persons including school students and farmers have died
of being attacked by thunder-bolts and lightning during 2012.
Due to lack of knowledge on natural disasters, many people face
unfortunate deaths and hence all measures should be taken by govt.
authorities to enlighten general public on the dangers of different
types of natural disasters and possible preventive measures.