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New year revels in Galle kill five, hospitalise 20

On January 1, five fatalities were reported from the Galle Karapitiya Teaching Hospital, while 20 injured persons were hospitalised owing to diverse road accidents and incidents connected to new year celebrations held throughout the district, hospital sources disclosed.

Accordingly, three youths succumbed to injuries in a motorcycle accident that took place at Pilana in Hambaraduwa on the Galle - Akuressa Highway. Meanwhile, two schoolchildren from Weligama drowned in a pond near a mosque at Makuluwa, Galle, on Sunday.

Moreover, one person was stabbed to death in a clash that occurred at a new year party at a household in Patuwatha, Dodanduwa.

Hospital sources further stated that 13 persons injured in road accidents and 7 persons with assault injuries were admitted to the hospital on January 1. 



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