Two men aged 47 and 51 who were standing in queues to get fuel in Dankotuwa and Wennappuwa have died, police said.
They said a 47-year-old from Gonawila who was waiting in a queue in Dankotuwa Town to get diesel for nearly two days, collapsed and died on admission to the Dankotuwa Hospital yesterday (April 09).
The deceased was a bus driver transporting garment factory workers who had died of suspected heart attack.
Meanwhile, another 51-year-old who was in the queue to buy fuel in Wennappuwa had also died.
(Source: Daily Mirror)