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Latex factory tragedy: Manager to be produced before Horana Magistrate

 

The Manager of the latex factory in which five individuals died yesterday will be produced before the Horana Magistrate today, Police headquarters said.

The alleged Manager, Ratnasiri Edirisinghe, a resident of Werahera, Boralesgamuwa was arrested yesterday after the incident.

The five factory workers died after being exposed to the toxic ammonia at the latex factory in Balapitiya, Horana.

One factory worker of the five had fallen into the tank which collects waste matter containing ammonia and the four others also died while attempting to rescue him.

Apart from the five deceased individuals, 20 other factory workers are still receiving treatment at the Horana Hospital.