Mateusz Jakub Morawiecki is a Polish politician, historian and economist serving as the 17th and current Prime Minister of Poland since 2017. He previously served in the cabinet of Prime Minister Beata Szydło as Deputy Prime Minister, Minister of Development and Minister of Finance.
A fifth person was killed in neighbouring Slovakia. At least one of The Victims was said to be a child.
The Storm is said to have descended suddenly after a sunny morning.
"Nobody expected such a sudden storm to Break Out and from our human point of view it was something which was impossible to predict," Mr Morawiecki said an emergency meeting in the region.
There were reports of casualties in different parts of the Mountain Range . At least four rescue helicopters were sent to the area.
"We heard that after (the) lightning struck, people fell. The current then continued along the chains securing The Ascent , striking everyone along the way. It looked bad," Polish mountain rescue service chief Jan Krzysztof told the country's PAP news agency.
Zakopane Mayor Leszek Dorula has reportedly declared Friday A Day of mourning.