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13 injured as elephant runs amok at Ruhunu Kataragama Maha Devala Perahera

July 07, Colombo (LNW): At least 13 individuals sustained injuries after an elephant went on a rampage during the Ruhunu Kataragama Maha Devala Perahera last (06) night.

The incident occurred shortly after the procession began, causing chaos among the attendees.

Medical personnel at the Kataragama Hospital confirmed that the injured were admitted for treatment.

Fortunately, none of the patients were reported to be in critical condition​.

The Ruhunu Kataragama Maha Devala Perahera is a significant cultural and religious event in Sri Lanka, attracting numerous devotees and spectators annually.

The event’s organisers and local authorities are currently investigating the cause of the elephant’s sudden aggression to prevent future incidents​​.

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