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* British driver in Sri Lanka dies of heart attack after hitting a pedestrian
Sun, Mar 30, 2014, 08:05 pm SL Time, ColomboPage News Desk, Sri Lanka.

Mar 30, Colombo: A British national living in Sri Lanka has died of a heart attack after seeing a pedestrian he knocked down on the road.

Local media reported that Nicolas Allen Thorn, 65, working for a non-governmental organization and residing at Karuwalagaswewa in Puttalam has accidently hit a pedestrian while driving on the Puttalam-Kurunegala road on Saturday.

The driver had come to the aid of the pedestrian when he suffered a heart attack on seeing the victim.

Both the driver and his victim had been rushed to the Puttalam Base Hospital where, the Briton had died of heart attack while the pedestrian had recovered with non-life threatening injuries and was receiving treatment, local media reported.

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