Sep 14, 2018

Twenty Five children hospitalised due to wasp attack

Around 28 students of the Saman Eliya Maha Vidyalaya in Maskeliya were admitted to the Maskeliya hospital due to injuries sustained following a wasp attack, according to the police.

The students were playing during their break when a wasp nest had been disturbed and a swarm of wasps had reportedly attacked the students who were playing on the grounds around 12.00 noon yesterday.

The injured students were from grades 5,6,7 and 8.

The school has been temporarily closed due to the wasp attack, based on the recommendation of the Hatton Zonal Education Director.

Hospital sources said that the condition of the students was not critical.

Maskeliya Police is conducting further investigations.

 Pics by Ranjith Rajapaksa – Hatton corr.