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Tamil boy dead after falling into army-dug oil pit

A Tamil boy died on Sunday after falling into an unprotected waste oil pit dug by the Sri Lankan army.

The body of 10-year-old Gajenthirakumar Sajinthan was retrieved from an 15-foot deep oil pit which has been in Kankensanthurai for ten years.

Locals expressed concern that the waste oil pit was uncovered, adding that it contributed to making their community spaces unsafe.