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Sunday, 27 May 2012 - 13:24
3 persons trapped in well in Kurunegala
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3 persons who had been mining a well in the Bambaragoda area in Wellawa-Kurunegala have been injured when an earth embankment had collapsed on them.

The 3 individuals had been at the base of the well during the time of the incident.

Subsequently according to the Wellawa police two persons had been rescued from underneath the mound with the aid of a backhoe.

The 2 persons who had been rescued in this manner have been admitted to the Hiripitiya district hospital, while a rescue operation is still underway to locate the other missing individual.

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