Three boys suffocate in temple
[TamilNet, Saturday, 08 November 1997, 23:59 GMT]
Three boys were found dead in the chariot chamber of the Selvachannithi temple in Vadamaradchi in Jaffna this morning. The boys T. Suseenthiran, T. Karthikeyan and K.Kajanthan had stayed awake at the temple for the all night Kanthasashti rituals which follows a traditional fast.
They had gone to sleep in the early hours of the morning in the Temple's large chariot chamber where the generator providing electricity for the festival had been kept running.
Doctors have said that deaths are due to carbon dioxide poisoning from the fumes of the generator.