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A 5-year-old child who was injured in the elephant attack on a van near Meeoya Bridge on the Puttalam-Anuradhapura Road early this morning succumbed to his injuries at the National Hospital, Colombo, Hospital sources said.

A 39-year-old man was also killed in the attack while 10 others were admitted to the Puttalam Hospital.

A van travelling towards Puttalam on the Puttalam-Anuradhapura Road came under elephant attack at around 2.20 a.m. today.


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  • Dayawathie Sunday, 28 August 2016 04:40 AM

    Whilst I feel for the tragedy, please don't go and kill that elephant because this area is their habitat.


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