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Student dies during school marathon

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A 15-year-old student of Bolana Maha Vidyalaya in Ambalantota died this morning while taking part in the marathon conducted as part of the school's annual sports meet.

Police said the victim, a Grade 10 student of the school, had fallen down while running during the marathon and had died after being admitted to the Ambalantota hospital. The victim has been identified as Chamodh Sathsara, a resident of Ruhunu Ridiyagama, Ambalantota.

The marathon, which covered a distance of 5 kilometers, had commenced from Ridiyagama tank and was due to finish at the Bolana Maha Vidyalaya.

Police further stated that the principal of the school had subjected all participants of the marathon to a medical examination and that parental consent had also been obtained for them to take part in the event.

The body is currently lying at the Ambalantota hospital pending a post-mortem inquiry. Further investigations are being conducted by the Ambalantota police.

Last modified on Friday, 06 February 2015 12:34

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