Sri Lanka cash handout: Three killed as Covid-19 aid distributed in Colombo

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The crush occurred at the warehouse of a businessman in the Maligawatte suburb

Three people have been killed and at least eight others hurt when they were trampled during a handout of cash in Sri Lanka’s capital, Colombo.

A businessman had started handing out the money to those suffering difficulties in the Covid-19 outbreak, and hundreds had gathered.

Police said they were not informed in advance about the distribution of cash and it was unauthorise

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