Tuesday, 11th May 2021

Severe heat kills 2, 18 hospitalized at faith healing session in Colombo

Colombo, Sep 09 (BAN/ AD): As per sources severe heat has caused death of 2 and 18 people have been hospitalized. The incident happened at a faith healing session held to cure diseases with spiritual powers. Police have said of 18 people admitted 14 are critical.

Healing session started on Sunday 2 pm in Horowpathana area. The program was attended by over 10,000 people. Heat claimed 2 lives on the spot , identified as 39 year old resident of Kalutara and a 78 year old resident of Wanduramba, Galle. Of the 18 patients admitted to Horowpathana Hospital, 14 were admitted to the Anuradhapura Teaching Hospital for further treatment.

Deegoda Kumara who conducted the healing session has uploaded video on his Youtube channel and has denied that he was responsible for deaths and blamed local media for spreading false news.


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