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Friday, 20 April 2018 - 9:44
Government Analyst to visit Horana factory
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The Government Analyst is scheduled to visit the rubber processing factory in Bellapitiya, Horana today (Apr. 20) where 5 persons were killed following an industrial accident.
 
Thereafter a report will be submitted to the Horana Acting Magistrate Kanthi Kannangara.
 
At around 1.20 pm yesterday, a worker at the factory had fallen into the waste-water pit of the factory.
 
Thereafter, fellow employees and few villagers had attempted to rescue him and few of them too had fallen into the fit.

4 of the victims were villagers.

The victims were:
Waruna Sandaruwan (23) of
Hegalle, Horana

H. K. Ariyapala (45) of Uggalboda, Kalutara

Priyantha Kumara (43) of Bellapitiya, Horana

Dileepa Kasun (34) of Bellapitiya, Horana

Lal Pushpakumara (41) of Bellapitiya, Horana

Altogether, around 40 persons have admitted to Horana Base Hospital and 5 of them died.
 
18 of them are still in the hospital and they are suffering from respiratory problems after inhaling the toxic gas.
 
Hospital sources said the condition of one of them was critical.
 
Police had also arrested the Manager of the factory for negligence.
 
Police also increased the security in and around the factory after area residents showed their anger against the manner the factory is run.
 
The owner of the factory has also been asked to report to the police to record a statement.





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