Sooriyawewa, Thanamalwila man – elephant encounters end in tragedy

Sooriyawewa, Thanamalwila man – elephant encounters end in tragedy

Sooriyawewa, Thanamalwila man – elephant encounters end in tragedy

Written by Staff Writer

14 Aug, 2016 | 1:13 pm

One person was killed in an elephant attack in Meegaswewa, Thanamalwila.

The forty-year-old father was attacked when he was on his way to tend the fields. The body is currently lying at the Debarawewa Hospital.

Elsewhere in Sooriyawewa, Balaharuwa and Ethila, three individuals, including a small girl, were killed in the past three weeks in such attacks. Speaking to News1st, residents lamented that their lives are at risk due to the constant threat of wild elephants.

They added that the authorities are yet to provide them with a solution to the problem.

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