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Sunday, 11 March 2018 - 14:22
Five including 4 children die in raft tragedy in Nilaveli
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Five persons have drowned when their raft capsized in Periyakulam lake in Nilaveli area.

Our correspondent said the incident occurred at around 11 am today (Mar. 11).

The victims were members of the same family and they were collecting lotus leaves for a religious activity in a nearby kovil.

Police said 4 children are among the dead.

Two boys and two girls who were drowned were aged between 6 and 9 years.

Police said a 44-year-old person who manoeuvred the raft was also killed.

The area residents have rescued another small girl and she was admitted to Nilaveli Hospital.

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