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Fatal Heat Exposure Claims Another Life in Jaffna

May 11, Colombo (LNW): Tragically, another individual from the Punnalaikattuwan area in Jaffna succumbed to excessive heat exposure on Thursday (9).

Sivagnanam Jayakumar, aged 45, had been consuming alcohol with friends in the afternoon before returning home. Police reports indicate that he was later discovered fallen in his garden.

Upon finding her father unconscious, the victim’s daughter rushed him to Thelippalai Hospital. Despite efforts, Jayakumar passed away shortly after admission. A post-mortem conducted at Jaffna Teaching Hospital revealed dehydration as the cause of death, attributable to the extreme heat.

Authorities handed the body over to the family for funeral arrangements, with Thelippalai Police overseeing proceedings. This unfortunate incident adds to a tally of six heat-related fatalities in the Jaffna district, reflecting the severity of the ongoing heatwave in the area.

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