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Friday, 28 December 2012 - 18:39
3 persons killed by inhaling toxic gas in Nivithigala mine
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Police Media Spokesperson SSP Prishantha Jayakodi states that three individuals have died & another has been admitted to the Wathupitiya Hospital in a critical condition, subsequent to having inhaled toxic gases while mining for gems in the Vithanakanda area in Nivithigala. 

The individuals had inhaled the toxic gas upon entering the mine while the incident has occurred at around 1.30 this afternoon.

According to the Police Media Unit the bodies of the deceased persons have been put to rest at the mortuary of the Wathupitiya Hospital.

Police have commenced investigations into the incident.

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