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Two kids electrocuted, a third in ICU

A nine year old boy and his eight year old sister died of electrocution yesterday in Ratnapura. The boy, Maduka Suranga Atygalle and his sister Sakuni Umesha Atygalle were both killed while trying to pluck rambutan from a nearby tree.
Their elder sister 15 year old Piyumi Sandamali who was also injured in the accident is receiving treatment at the intensive care unit of the Ratnapura General Hospital.
So far police investigations have revealed that the children, residents of Patholpana, Lellopitiya area in Ratnapura were electrocuted when they tried to pluck rambutan using a metal pole from a tree that was entangled in a nearby unprotected power line.