Saturday, 04 October 2014 - 19:26
Child dies when a coconut bunch fell on him while playing.-Video
A 5 year old child has died after a bunch of coconuts fell on his head while he was playing at a preschool in Theeragama, Pothu-hera, Kurunegala.
The child known as Oshan Edirisinghe was playing with other children in the premises of their preschool when a bunch of coconuts fell from a tree.
The child was admitted to Kurunegala Teaching Hospital and later transferred to Colombo National Hospital where he succumbed to his injuries.
Two other children also received injuries following the incident and were admitted to the hospital.
Meanwhile, Kurunegala city coroner T.K. Amarasinghe stated that many schoolsin Kurunegala Pradeshiya Sabha electorate are prone to such risks.
He told our news team that due to this reason, he has informed the Kurunegala PS Chairman to inspect the preschools in the area.