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One person was hacked to death and another suffered serious injuries following a clash between two groups at Gandara last evening.

Police Media Unit said that officers responded to a call received over the 119 emergency hotline of a clash between two groups. Two persons who had been assaulted with swords and clubs and were seriously injured were admitted to the Matara Hospital, where one succumbed to his injuries.

The deceased has been identified as a 22-year-old resident of Rathna Kahanda Modera. The other victim is still receiving treatment at the hospital. Gandara Police are conducting further investigations to arrest the suspects.