Five dead in Nilaveli due to boat capsized

Five dead in Nilaveli due to boat capsized

Five dead in Nilaveli due to boat capsized

Written by Nathasha De Alwis

11 Mar, 2018 | 1:58 pm

COLOMBO (News 1st) – A boat capsized in the Periyakulam Wewa in the Nilaweli area in Trincomalee killing one adult and four children.

Three families who had arrived near the Periyakulam Wewa for a pooja today (March 11) morning were the victims of the accident.

The victims had set off into the wewa to pluck lotus leaves.

42-year-old Dharmalingam Sanghadurai was killed in the incident, along with his nine-year-old daughter. Dharmalingam was a bus driver by profession.

Two brothers, from another family nine-year-old Suresh Kesiraj and seven-year-old Suresh Udeshan, were also killed in the accident.

Another victim in the incident was, seven-year-old Suganthan Gruhavi. The four children were students of the Nilaweli Roman Catholic College.

 

 

 

 


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