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Saturday, 07 April 2018 - 18:07
5 drown in Hulu Ganga in Panvila, 4 bodies found
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Police say 4 bodies of 5 persons who had drowned while bathing in the Hulu Ganga in Panvila, Kandy have been retrieved.
 
Divers are searching for the body of the 5th person.
 
Police said that bodies of 3 young women and a youth were found.

The incident had occurred at around 2.45 pm.
 
They were among a group of employees from a private company in Kaduwela.
 
They were on a picnic.

The deceased women are reported to be residents of Kandy, Rathmalana, and Wellawatta aged between 22 and 26 while the male victims are reported to be residents of Kirindiwela and Yakkala aged between 28 and 30.

Police said they had been swept away after the water level in the river rose suddenly.

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