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The Colombo National Hospital said today that 53 patients have been admitted to the National Hospital since 12.00 midnight today as a result of accidents during celebrations last night.

A spokesperson for the hospital said that during the 24 hours ending at 12 midnight today, 233 persons were brought to the hospital with 123 admissions.

The hospital also said that a 46 year old resident of Elvitigala flats was brought dead after he had committed suicide by shooting himself at around 8 PM last night.

The number of victims from alcohol related incidents were nine, 45 road accidents, 40 household accidents and 18 assaults and other personal injuries.

Two individuals were brought in for firecracker related incidents during the 24 hours ending at 12, midnight, the spokesperson said.

There is a 64 % decrease in alcohol related incidents and a 60% decrease in reported cases of personal injuries from last year, the hospital said.(HF)

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  • limatc Sunday, 14 April 2013 03:12 PM

    this is the result of new year , who taught to behave this way , then why a new year .

    Rasa Sunday, 14 April 2013 08:25 AM

    This is the result of over speeding or drinking and driving, both of which are regulated by legislation.

    weha Monday, 15 April 2013 02:38 AM

    If you close bars on poya or any other holiday that doesn't stop them from drinking that just makes them buy it before that. thats all. wonder who comes up with these stupid methods.


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