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Friday, 25 May 2018 - 12:10
Collapsing earth mound kills a father of one
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A 40-year-old person was killed when an earth mound collapsed on his house in Alawwa early this morning (May 25).
 
The victim was a resident of Nawathalwatte in Alawwa.
 
Police said the victim who was sleeping at the time of the incident, died upon admission to Dambadeniya Hospital.
 
The victim's wife and 3-year-old daughter were not at home when the tragedy struck and they had gone to wife's mother's house.
 
Meanwhile, a 50-year-old person died in Ratnapura Hospital after he had drowned in flash floods in Galagamadeniya.
 
He was on a make-shift boat.
 
With those incidents, the DMC said that the death toll in weather-related incidents rose to 16.
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