Written by Lahiru Fernando
06 Feb, 2015 | 9:41 pm
A Grade 10 student from the Bolana Maha Vidyalaya in Ambalantota passed away while running in a marathon.
Our correspondent said that the student who ran in a marathon across the village, was already dead when he was brought to the hospital.
The Principal of the Bolana Maha Vidhyalaya stated that the child collapsed at the 1 .5 km mark. The mother who was present at the time had brought him in for first aid and had thereafter taken him to the hospital in a vehicle.
The Teacher-in-Charge of Inter House Sports Sandun Pathirana said the child was a very talented student and that he always came either first or second in the class.
The School’s Sports Director B.A. Abeyratne said that the student in question was subjected to a medical examination prior to the event.
Meanwhile, another tragic incident of a 2 1/2 year old being run over by a jeep was reported in Natolpitiya, Tangalle.
Police said that the child who was travelling in a three-wheeler with her relatives was run over by a jeep as she got off the three-wheeler while the vehicle was being reversed.
The deceased child was a resident of Mudhugamuwa, Weligama.
Meanwhile, the final rites of the one year and nine month old girl, Imesha Devmini who died after drowning in the Kalu Ganga in Aguruwaththe, Horana, were observed on Friday.
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