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Mar 14, 2018

Wasp attack in Kotiyagala (pics)

A group of estate workers employed at the Kotiyagala estate in Bogawantalawa were attacked by wasps while they were engaged in tea plucking around 9.30 this morning (14). Around five of the injured estate workers were admitted to the Bogawantalawa provincial hospital.

The attack had taken place when the workers engaged in plucking tea leaves had accidentally disturbed a wasps nest that was among the tea bushes.

 Among the injured were four women and one man.

According to the District Medical Officer of the Bogawantalawa regional hospital A.S.K. Jayasooriya, four of the injured had received treatment from the Out Patients Department and left the hospital, while one injured woman is receiving treatment at the hospital.

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