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Nearly 30 injured as jumbos run amok

Two elephants taking part in a Mihindu Poson procession ran amok attacking the public on Sunday night in Kahawatte injuring around 30 people, the Police said.

The injured include a Police Officer, who was on duty at the procession, a three-year-old child and 15 women.

Nine of the injured are said to be in a serious condition and currently receiving treatment at the Ratnpaura hospital.

According to Police, when one of the elephants in the procession went berserk attacking the people another elephant in the procession also became agitated and started attacking people.

The injured have been admitted to Ratnapura and Kahawatta hospitals. 


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