Student dies from elephant attack in Panamura temple
The Embilipitiya Police said that a student who went to see the elephants brought to the annual procession at the Panamura Kawantissa Rajamaha Viharaya in the Panamura Police Division died after being attacked by an elephant.
Police said that the deceased was a twelve-year-old school student named Munasinghage Lakindu Nethsara Munasinghe, a resident of second Mile Post, Galamuna in Embilipitiya.
The annual procession of Kawantissa Rajamaha Viharaya was scheduled to be held on September 15 and four elephants were brought to the temple for the procession. The four elephants were stabled on the premises of the temple and crowds including children from the vicinity had also come to see the elephants. While watching the elephants, the deceased student was attacked by an elephant suddenly without warning. Police said that the student died after being admitted to the Embilipitiya District General Hospital, who was in a serious condition due to the attack by the elephant.
Police said that the Embilipitiya Police are conducting investigations in connection with the incident.
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