Chinaman dies after eating niyangala, another serious

By Norman Palihawadana

One of the Chinese national, who along with another, partook of a meal of niyangala yam (Gloriosa Superba), in a jungle patch in Moragahakanda, Naula on Sunday, died at the Dambulla hospital yesterday. The other was in a critical condition.

The two men were employed in a Mahaweli project.

The deceased was L. Shaping (46) and the other was W. Wonso (45).

The two Chinese nationals had cooked the yam and consumed it due to ignorance and had started vomiting, hospital sources said.

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