Two schoolchildren drown in Nuwara Eliya

Two schoolchildren drown in Nuwara Eliya

Written by Bella Dalima

28 Jun, 2014 | 10:19 pm

Two children died when they went to bathe in the Ragala Canal in Senarathpura, Nuwara Eliya on Saturday morning.

The children were students of Senarathpura Vidyalaya and were studying in Grade 8 and Grade 11.

They drowned when they went to bathe with four other friends in close proximity to the Sangili Bridge

They died upon admissions to the Nuwara Eliya Hospital.

The students were identified as  H.W. Gihan, 16. and Sumedha Dilshan, 14.

Our correspondent stated that the area in which this tragic incident took place was used for sand-mining by residents.

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