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 Post Posted: Wed Apr 06, 2005 4:40 am 
Doctor dies during Lanka blackout

Colombo, April 5. (PTI): A Sri Lankan doctor fell to his death while trying to rescue people trapped in a hospital elevator during a nation-wide blackout.

The doctor forced open the elevator door in darkness and accidentally stepped into the elevator shaft and fell four flours to his death during Monday's power failure, a spokesman at the Warakapola hospital said.

Sri Lanka was plunged into a countrywide blackout as power supplies failed when lightning struck power cables from the main generators to the control centre here, the state-run Ceylon Electricity Board said.

Supplies were restored across the country some 90 minutes later.


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