Several hospitalised in Kandy earth embankment collapse

Several hospitalised in Kandy earth embankment collapse

Several hospitalised in Kandy earth embankment collapse

Written by Nathasha De Alwis

20 Jan, 2018 | 8:03 pm

One individual died and two others were seriously injured following the collapse of an earth embankment in Asgiriya, Kandy.

The incident took place at around 10:30 a.m. today, January 20.

According to the police, three men were constructing a side-wall when the earth embankment collapsed.

The Kandy Fire Brigade, police and the locals made a valiant effort to rescue the trapped men.

Half an hour after the collapse, two men were pulled out alive, but the third victim had died.

The injured were rushed to the Kandy Teaching Hospital. The deceased was identified as a 44 year old from Harispattuwa.

Dr. R.M.S. Rathnayake, the Director of the Kandy Teaching Hospital stated that the other two men have been moved to the ICU and are under observation. Their condition however is not critical.


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