228 persons have been admitted to the Colombo National Hospital within the last 24 hours alone.
Hospital sources indicate that 60 road accidents, 49 domestic accidents and 8 sports related accidents were reported.
Nurse in charge of Training at Colombo National Hospital Pushpa Ramyani Soysa stated that the public should pay due diligence when handling fireworks during the season.
Meanwhile, police have arrested 87 persons who were driving under the influence of alcohol during the 24 hours that ended at 6am today.
4 people were killed in road accidents during this period while 47 sustained injuries.
We spoke to police media spokesperson SP Ajith Rohana regarding this.