Death toll from Meethotamulla tragedy increases further; Census commences on the loss of life and property

Sunday, 16 April 2017 - 13:57

The death toll from the Meethotamulla tragedy has risen to 21.

Army Spokesperson Brigadier Roshan Senevirathna stated that 2 more bodies which have been located are been retrieved at the moment.

Bodies of 10 persons have been brought to the Kolonnawa area out of which 4 are of the same family.

Their funerals are to be held today while the final rites of the Muslim nationals who were killed, was held yesterday.

A Special Coordinating Office has been set up at the Meethotamulla Sri Rahula Vidyalaya.

Police Media Spokesman DIG Priyantha Jayakody requested the public provide information regarding those affected or missing, to this office, in order to conduct a proper census on the incident.

Meanwhile, 3 persons continue to receive treatment at the National Hospital.

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