One youth dead, another injured | Daily News
Ploughing accident

One youth dead, another injured

One person died and another was injured when a plough fell into a culvert, yesterday.

The deceased has been identified as Arunachalam Ajithkumar, an 18-year-old resident of Unnichchai. The victims were initially admitted to the Chenkalady Base Hospital and later transferred to the Batticaloa Teaching Hospital, where one of them was pronounced dead.

It was reported that the youth had no licence to drive the machine. Aethiyamalai Police are investigating. Meanwhile, a man died in an elephant attack at a paddy field in Aliyarodai, near the Badulla Batticaloa road, yesterday.

The deceased was on a night watch when the incident occurred. He has been identified as Kathamuthu Erambamoorthy, a 44-year-old father of three who was a resident of Santhiveli.

The body of the deceased has been placed at the Chenkalady Base Hospital. Karadiyanaru Police are investigating.