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Friday, 09 August 2019 - 10:20
Bus driver who got down to the lake while the others remained on land drowns
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A man has drowned in the Kawudulla tank.

The deceased is a 38-year-old unmarried youth living in the Palugama area of ​​Galaha.

He along with several others have gone to bathe in the Kawdulla lake after participating in a ‘pinkama’ at Divulankadawala in Medirigiriya.

He drowned during this time.

It is reported that the deceased was the driver of the bus on which they were traveling.

The people sated that he was the only person in the water at the time of the accident.

At the time, the rest of the group was on dry ground and when he was drowning, he had asked for help, but the others had thought that the deceased was calling them into the water.

A fishing vessel using a ‘Madela’ recovered his body around 10 pm.

Fishermen in the area have reported that due to the prevailing windy weather conditions these days, the waves at the Kawudulla tank is rough and that they have refrained from fishing for two days as a result.

The body of the deceased has been taken to the Medirigiriya Base Hospital for a post mortem and the Medirigiriya Police are conducting further investigations.

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