Bodies of Iranians who died after drinking sanitizer to be kept in the morgue, until relatives arrive

Bodies of Iranians who died after drinking sanitizer to be kept in the morgue, until relatives arrive

Bodies of Iranians who died after drinking sanitizer to be kept in the morgue, until relatives arrive

Written by Amani Nilar

17 Oct, 2021 | 4:40 pm

COLOMBO (News 1st); The bodies of the two Iranians who died at prison by consuming hand sanitizer will be kept in the morgue until their relatives reach Sri Lanka within a week, the Prisons Department said.

Two Iranian suspects detained in Colombo Remand Prison by the Colombo Chief Magistrate’s Court for possession and trafficking of narcotics died on 14th October after consuming hand sanitizer.

The Prison Spokesperson said that one of the bodies of the two suspects is currently being kept at the Colombo National Hospital morgue and the other at the Judicial Medical Officer’s Office morgue.

The Department of Prisons said that a representative of the Iranian High Commission stated that the relatives of the suspects would be reach Sri Lanka within a week and that the bodies would be kept safe until then.

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