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Friday, 18 July 2014 - 19:32
Father who attempted to carry his son under an Elephants belly trampled to death
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A 50-year old father who tried to carry his five year old son under a belly of an elephant was trampled to death by the elephant at Godakawela in Rathnapura this morning.

The victim was identified as Nisantha Wasantha Kumara, a resident of Kosnatota.

The mahout in charge of this elephant belonging to Pelmadulla Ancient Temple was absent in the scene at the time of the incident.

The son who survived in the accident was hospitalized due to the shock.

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