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Falling coconut kills man

A man who was plucking a coconut with a kekka from the roof of a toilet, died when a coconut he had plucked fell on his head, a coroner's inquest was told yesterday. The deceased was identified as Mananthalage Abeysekera, 52.

Witness Punchi Banda told the inquest that the man was plucking coconuts with a hook tied to the end of a pole when a coconut fell on his head.

Subsequently, Abeysekera fell off the toilet roof to the ground. He was rushed to the Wathupitiwala Hospital and later to the National Hospital where he succumbed to his injuries, Banda said.

A verdict of accidental death was returned.

PC Malaka led evidence. 

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