25 students in hospital following wasp attack
September 14, 2018 02:42 pm
At least 25 students of the Saman Eliya Navodya Vidyalaya in Maskeliya were hospitalised following a wasp attack within he school premises this afternoon.
A swarm of wasps had reportedly attacked a group of students who were playing at the school’s ground during the interval at around 12.00 noon.
The accidental disturbing of a wasp nest on a rock near the ground is believed to have caused the attack.
Ada Derana reporter said that a group of students from Grades 6, 7 and 8 including boys and girls were admitted to the Maskeliya Hospital following the wasp attack.
However, none of them are in critical condition, a hospital source said.
A teacher at the school said that the school has been temporarily closed due to the wasp attack, based on the approval of the Hatton Zonal Education Director.