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Sri Lankan mother of two jumps into lake with children; only one survives

ECONOMYNEXT – A mother of two and her five-year-old son died in Embuldeniya, Sri Lanka, after she jumped into a lake with the boy and her other, 11-year-old son, police said.

The woman had jumped into the Chandrika Wewa (lake) Friday July 01 morning. The younger son had drowned while the older boy was rescued by a police life-saving unit. The woman had passed away upon admission to hospital.

Police said investigations were underway to ascertain the reasons for the woman’s suicide attempt.

Media reports said, however, that the woman had been suffering from a mental health condition.

A similar incident occurred on June 15 in Colombo.

Sri Lankan woman throws five-year-old son into river, attempts suicide

Sri Lanka is currently going through its worst ever forex crisis, and the public has been battered by skyrocketing living costs with inflation now risen to over 50 percent. (Colombo/Jul02/2022)

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