Little girl killed in jumbo attack

Younger sister, grandma seriously injured

A pre-school student was and her two-year-old sister and grandmother were seriously when they were attacked by a wild elephant on the Galkiriyagama-Negampaha road in Galkiriyagama yesterday.

The grandmother had been taking the girl to the pre-school, at the time of the incident. The deceased is Nirupama Lakshani (4) of Negampaha.

The injured are Mallika Herath (57) and Pehesara Gimhani. They are being treated at the Dambulla Hospital.

Divisional Secretary Athula Senarath Bandara yesterday ordered the jungle area on either side of the road to be cleared.



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