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Jumbo attack kills man

A 67-year-old walking along a village road at Polonnaruwa to get to a main road was attacked by a wild elephant and died on the spot.

K. A. Ratanappu of the Maldeniya village off Veheragala, Aralaganwila died early morning on Tuesday.

The death of Ratanappu is the fourth similar incident which occurred in the Wildlife Department Zone of Polonnaruwa within 14 days, sources said.A resident of Attanakadawala and another from Sungawila died as a result of two separate wild elephant attacks, after the death of local correspondent Priyanta Ratnayaka of Medirigiriya who was attacked while he was filming a jumbo entering a village off Medirigiriya, sources added.