Written by Staff Writer
14 Aug, 2016 | 10:00 pm
People who live in villages located far from the cities, spend the night in fear of their lives, due the threat of wild elephants.
Bearing testament to these fears, yet another precious life was lost to a wild elephant attack in Thanamanwila on Saturday night.
”He was the only who was there for me. Now I am left with no one. I lost my eldest son. It is because of these elephants that we are left with no place to live”, said the mother of the victim.
This mother sheds tears, mourning the death of her eldest son who fell victim to a wild elephant attack on Saturday night. Please watch video.
The forty-year-old victim who was a resident of the Meegaswewa village in Thanamalwila in Hambantota was attacked by a wild elephant when he was en route to a neighbouring house.
He was a father of four. His youngest daughter is seven months old.
Meanwhile several deaths were reported during the past few weeks from neighbouring villages.
On July 27, an eight-year-old girl from the Anandapura area in Balaharuwa, was killed by a wild elephant, while she was on her way to school.
A fifty-two-year-old father of three from the Ethulwewa area in Wellawaya, was another victim of a wild elephant attack that took place on August 9.
On August 11, the life of a 42-year-old mother of one, from the Meegahajadhura area in Sooriyawewa was snatched away by a wild elephant.
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