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At least 26 persons, including 21 schoolchildren were injured after they were attacked by wasps at Ella this morning.

Police Media Unit said the incident had occurred at around 7.15am when a group of persons traveling in a vehicle along the Dodamgolla-Ilukpelassa road were attacked by a swarm of wasps.

Twenty-one school students and five adults were injured in the incident. The injured school students consisted of 13 male students and eight female students. Four adult males and an adult female were also injured. The students are all from Balleketuwa Sugatha Vidyalaya, police added.

The injured were admitted to the Balleketuwa Government Medical Center while two school students and four adults were transferred to the Demodara Government Hospital for further treatment.