Wild boar traps claim around 16 lives

With the relaxing of laws for the curtailment of wild boar, the number of traps set to kill wild boar had increased and around 16 persons had lost their lives in the Udahewaheta area, after they had stepped on these traps.

The police reports stated that these persons had fallen victim when they had got caught up in these traps set for wild boar.

In addition the residents of Hapuwala, Gannewa, Hewaheta, Mul-oya, Bambaragama, Mandaramnuwara and several other areas experience further inconvenience due to power outages due to this illegal traps.