One killed, 90 wounded as wall collapses
[TamilNet, Sunday, 13 June 1999, 16:53 GMT]
At least 90 persons, including 15 children, were wounded and a woman was killed when a wall collapsed during St. Anthony’s Church festival in Colombo this evening around 7 p.m.
The wall of the old hospital at Jintuppitiye collapsed as a large number of worshipers had climbed on it to watch the statue of St. Anthony’s which was being taken in procession.
Many of the wounded have been taken to the Colombo National Hospital.