Six deaths due to drowning – children among victims

Six deaths due to drowning – children among victims

Six deaths due to drowning – children among victims

Written by Staff Writer

31 Aug, 2014 | 2:15 pm

Six people have died in separate drowning incidents in Kilinochchi, Bandarawela and Mawanella.The police said that five  children were among the dead.

On Saturday evening, three children who were residents of Kilinochchi drowned in the Kandamkuloam wewa in Kilinochchi. Police said that the children aged 17, 16 and eight were siblings.

Meanwhile, two children drowned on Saturday evening in Maoya near the Attapitiya bridge in Mawanella. The children, aged 16 and 13, were residents of Aranayaka.

Elsewhere, a twenty-four- year-old man reportedly drowned in the Maathatilla oya in Bandarawela. He was a resident of Bandarawela.

 

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