Concrete pillar collapses on seven-year-old



A seven-year-old school boy was killed when the concrete pillar adjoining the main gate of a school collapsed onto him when he attempted to climb it.

The incident was reported this morning in Tharanagollagama area in Polpithigama. He had already succumbed to his injuries at the time of admission to the Nikawewa Base Hospital.

The victim Vikum Dananjaya Premaratne was a resident of Thalathapitiya area in Moragollagama.

According to the residents of the area the concrete pillar was unsteady prior to the incident. The Polpithigama police are conducting further inquiries into the incident. (Supun Dias and Pushpakumara Jayaratne)



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