Jumbos on Rampage at Morawewa Hospital (Sri Lanka)


A.T.M. Gunananda, Daily News

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A herd of wild elephants raided the Morawewa Hospital in the wee hours on June 13 and caused heavy damages to its door and windows. Hospital MoH Dr. G. Paul Roshan in a complaint to Morawewa Police, said 11 windows and three doors were broken by the marauding elephants before the animals retreated.

A police team deployed by OIC Chief Inspector H.P.N. Kulatunga rushed to the hospital and took steps to remove valuable medical equipment, electrical items and drugs found in the rooms with damaged windows and doors to a safer place.

Police also reported the incident to the wildlife office in Trincomalee.

Morawewa Police are investigating.