Cook dies after falling into cooking pot

A 41-year-old Cook employed at a hotel in Jaffna has died after falling into a large cooking pot filled with boiling Salmon curry, which he was preparing.

Rasiah Theepankumar who was suffering from epilepsy had died after he suffered a seizure and fell into the boiling pot filled with the salmon curry.

The incident had taken place at a hotel in Point Pedro, Jaffna on Thursday where Theepankumar was working as a cook.

He had died while undergoing treatment at the Manthei Hospital, Point Pedro.

Hospital sources said biological samples taken from the deceased have been sent for a PCR test to determine whether the deceased was also suffering from COVID-19.

“The post mortem examination will be delayed until the results of the PCR test is received,” hospital sources said.
Point Pedro Police are investigating.

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