Another individual died while waiting in queue to obtain fuel at a Ceylon Petroleum Corporation (CEYPETCO) fuel station in Galle early this morning (11).
The Police said the man had stood in line at a fuel station in the Thawalama, Hiniduma area in Galle to obtain diesel.
The individual had arrived at the fuel station to purchase diesel for his lorry and had stood in line for nearly an hour.
As he had suddenly fallen ill, he had been transported to the hospital where he was pronounced dead after admission.
The deceased has been identified as a 43-year-old resident of Habarakada, Galle.
The Police said two more deaths in queues at fuel stations were also reported over the weekend.
A man who had arrived at a fuel station in the Dankotuwa area on the Dankotuwa- Negombo road died due to a sudden illness on Saturday (09).
The Police said the individual had arrived at the fuel station to purchase fuel for his bus and had visited a nearby shop.
At the time, the man is reported to have suddenly collapsed due to a sudden illness.
However, the man had died while being transported to the Dankotuwa Hospital. He has been identified as a 47-year-old resident of Gonawila.
The Police said further investigations have revealed that the man had died due to a heart attack.
Meanwhile, the driver of a car is reported to have died in his vehicle a few minutes after purchasing fuel in the Vaikkal area in Wennapuwa on Sunday (10).
The Police said the man had purchased fuel and had died in his car after driving nearly 10 meters.
The deceased has been identified as a 51-year-old resident of Kochchikade. Investigations have revealed that the man had been undergoing treatment for a heart condition. (NewsWire)