Businessman and six others remanded over Maligawatte stampede

by Norman Palihawadane

The suspects arrested over the Maligawatta stampede, on Thursday, including a businessman, were ordered to be remanded till June 4.

The Police said that seven suspects had been produced before the Hulftsdorp Magistrate, who ordered them to be remanded.

Three women were trampled to death in a stampede in the Maligawatta area, in Colombo, last Thursday (21).

Police Spokesman SP Jaliya Senaratne said the stampede had occurred during a private cash donation, to the needy, in view of Ramadan. Three more women and a male, who sustained injuries in the incident, are receiving treatment at the National Hospital, Colombo.

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