Final rites held for Kotmale landslide victims

Final rites held for Kotmale landslide victims

Written by Staff Writer

27 Sep, 2015 | 8:31 pm

The mass funeral for the seven victims of the landslide which occurred in the Wedamulla Estate in Kotmale, was held on Sunday evening.

A tragic landslide which washed away the lives of seven in Wedamulla took place two days ago.

The incident occurred after the rock face which the residents grow vegetables on, toppled onto their own home. Five persons of the same family were buried under the rubble of their home.

Forty four families who had fled the area in search of safety , gathered at the mass funeral for the seven victims. The mass funeral was held amidst the tears of the people, and heavy downpours.

The Landlside Unit of the NBRO has issued Landlside Warnings to seven districts as rains persist in a number of areas in the country.

Badulla, Ratnapura, Kegalle, Kalutara, Galle, Matara and Hambantota districts have thus been issued warnings.

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