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Thursday, 19 April 2018 - 13:53
Footage of Horana tragedy, 34 hospitalized
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The hospital sources said that 34 persons are now in Horana Base Hospital following this afternoon's industrial accident at a factory in Bellapitiya.

The patients are suffering respiratory problems, the hospital said.

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Update: Security increased

Police said security has been increased in and around the Horana factory where an industrial accident killed 5 persons this afternoon.

The factory is situated at Bellapitiya.

Police said 15 persons are being treated at the Horana Base Hospital and the condition of one of the person was reportedly serious.

He is being treated in the ICU.

The incident occurred at around 1.20 pm today (Apr. 19) when a group of workers had attempted to rescue one of their colleagues who had fallen into an ammonia pit.

Update: Thursday, 19 April 2018 - 16.12
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Update: Death toll risen to 5 in Horana

Hospital sources say that the death toll in the industrial accident at a rubber factory in Horana has risen to 5.

Several others have been admitted to hospital with critical injuries.

It is reported that one person had fallen into an ammonia tank and then others have attempted to rescue him, causing fatalities.

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Update: 1 dead & 15 injured in Horana 

One was dead and others 15 injured in an industrial accident at a rubber factory in Bellapitiya Horana.

Police said 2 of the injured are in critical condition.

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An incident in a rubber factory in Horana 

An incident was reported at a rubber factory in Bellapitiya, Horana.
 
Police said that a police team has been sent to the area.



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