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Two kids die by eating rat poison
 
Two small children belonging to the same family in Matara have died today after eating rat poison cubes thinking as chocolates.

Police media spokesman's office stated that the victims are two boys aged 6 and 3 respectively.

Police say that the children have eaten the poison cubes left inside the house to kill rats, which were brought from the market by thier mother.

After eating the poison cubes, the children had felt severely thirsty and had asked their mother to give them water.

But soon they had fainted and were admitted to the Andhapana base hospital, but could not be saved.
The guilt ridden parents mourn that although they usually remove the poison cubes within a few hours, but on this day they had forgotten to do so.

A small slip of the mind of the parents finally sealed the fate of their children.


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