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Man dies trying to set new burial-alive record



A Sri Lankan man has died while trying to break an informal local record for the longest time spent being buried alive, police say.

Janaka Basnayake, 24, allegedly buried himself with the help of family and friends in a trench sealed with wood and soil in the town of Kantale.

The government has urged the public not to attempt similar “high risk events”.

Mr Basnayake went underground on Saturday morning, and was pronounced dead the same afternoon, police say.

Doctors say that a post-mortem examination has not determined the cause of death and further medical investigations are being conducted.

Local newspapers say that the trench in which Mr Basnayake was buried was 10ft (3m) deep.

His family say he was buried alive on two previous occasions – for two and a half hours and six hours respectively.

Correspondents say it is unclear whether there is an official world record for the longest time buried alive.


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  1. Wadlas...

    March 5, 2012 at 9:32 pm


  2. biodun

    March 5, 2012 at 10:36 pm

    he should be named d world great crazy man!

  3. biodun

    March 5, 2012 at 10:37 pm

    he should be named d world greatest crazy man!

  4. Enter your name...ebuka

    March 5, 2012 at 11:26 pm

    may b d world is nt longer sweet 4 him

  5. lucky

    March 6, 2012 at 4:13 am


  6. Ikem

    March 6, 2012 at 8:40 am

    may his soul rest in pieces…foolish set of people…

  7. Eby

    March 6, 2012 at 9:06 am

    What was he feeling like??? Rest in pieces in hell! Mmcheeeeeeew!

  8. Babatunde

    March 6, 2012 at 9:41 am

    Its a pity that he kill him self,crazy man


    March 6, 2012 at 1:04 pm

    Franckly speaking, family of this “BABOO” ought to be arrested for in-personating “JESUS CHRIST” instead of leaving them for further good for nothing acts.

  10. Doyin Hassan

    March 6, 2012 at 3:46 pm

    Na over joyous dey worry am, well””’ may his soul rest in d most hottest part of hell.

  11. usani

    March 6, 2012 at 10:53 pm

    na mumu dey worry am . stupid BABOON!!!

  12. kelvin ndukwe

    March 6, 2012 at 11:57 pm

    it serves him right..just as the bible said in Eccl, whoever breaks tru a wall ll be bitten by snake.

  13. Enter your name...

    March 7, 2012 at 7:00 am

    I didn’t know that such a foolish person do exist in this world. May his soul rost lyk yam in hell.

  14. Enter your name...Emmaik

    March 7, 2012 at 5:00 pm

    many people may blame the man without knowing the cause of his dead.pls na drug de worry am,now he don take belle full.his name na MUTURU MPAFU.

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Rifle allegedly seized from drunk policeman (video)



A drunk policeman identified as Garba Salisu is currently the talk of social media.

Passersby who saw a drunk police officer carrying a gun, seized the gun from him then poured water on him to help revive him.

In a video shared online, people are seen surrounding the police officers and commenting about the fact that he was inebriated already at that time of the day.

A man is seen pouring a sachet of water on the policeman’s head.

Voices in the video are heard saying the policeman was seen at about 4pm on Saturday, Nov 28, at CBN Junction, close to Abuja Police Command Headquarters.

Watch the video below:

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Nurse who is HIV positive, reveals how she’s been keeping her husband safe from the virus



A nurse who is HIV positive is currently making rounds on social media and has taken to social media and revealed how she’s been keeping her husband safe from the virus.

The South African lady identified as Angela Motsusi disclosed this in a recent post she made on her Facebook wall.

According to her, HIV patients who take their ARVs daily, attend all clinic appointments and do blood checks as scheduled are safe of have sex with a negative partner.

She wrote on Facebook, “Living testimonies of #UequalsU , it’s simple really, if you are HIV positive, take your ARVs daily and attend all your clinic appointments and do blood checks as scheduled, by taking your treatment everyday you will be virally suppressed and with a sustained, suppressed viral load you CANNOT sexually transmit HIV to your partner, I am positive and he is negative. #normalizinghivchallenge #uequalsusouthafrica”

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Boko Haram: ‘Be Hurt In Your Pursuit Of Justice For The Dead’, Ezekwesili Tells Buhari



Boko Haram: 'Be Hurt In Your Pursuit Of Justice For The Dead' Ezekwesili Tells Buhari

Former Nigeria’s minister of Education, Dr Obaigeli Ezekwesili

Former Minister of Education, Oby Ezekwesili has asked President Muhammadu Buhari to do more than being hurt in restoring peace in the nation.

She made this remark in reaction to President Buhari’s statement that he is hurt following the beheading of 43 farmers in Borno by suspected members of the Boko Haram sect on Saturday.

Also Read: Shehu Sani Condemns Attack By Boko Haram On Borno Farmers

Reacting to the gruesome murder, Ezekwesili urged the President not to be hurt rather pursue justice for victims of the insurgent group.

She wrote:

In another tweet, the former Minister of Education queried the whereabouts of security operatives during the whole attack. She wrote:

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