(PICTURES) Army recovers body of landslide victim during rescue operation

(PICTURES) Army recovers body of landslide victim during rescue operation

(PICTURES) Army recovers body of landslide victim during rescue operation

Written by Zulfick Farzan

05 Jun, 2021 | 11:54 am

COLOMBO (News 1st); Sri Lanka Sinha Regiment (SLSR) troops under command to the 611 Brigade of the 61 Division under the Security Force HQ – West rushed to Dewanagala, Mawanella area on Saturday (05) to rescue a family, affected by earthslips and torrential rains.

Troops trekked along the affected areas, clearing obstacles on their way amidst torrential rains and found a 23-year old young woman, dead in a mound of earth and took her to the closest Mawanella Hospital.

Still troops are continuing their search & rescue missions in and around the area, affected by the earth slip to find her missing mother (56), father (57) and brother (29).

Troops are still attending to those emergencies in coordination with villagers.

In the meantime, 8 SLSR got in to the action for one more house affected due to the minor land slide affected in Warakapola – Algama area.

Troops rushed to the venue and recovered a dead body of 70-year old Male and sent to the Warakapola Hospital and other members of the family were sent to a safe place with the coordination of the government authority of the area.

On the directions of General Shavendra Silva, Chief of Defence Staff and Commander of the Army, Major General Vikum Liyanage, Commander Security Forces – West, Major General Dammi Hewage, General Officer Commanding 61 Division, Brigader Janaka Udowita, Commander 611 Brigade and Commanding Officer 8 Sri Lanka Sinha Regiment closely supervised the troops during these search & rescue missions.

 

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