Two persons of Akurangoda at Mahawela in Matale died after they abseiled down to a water well today.
30-year old airman N.M. Swarnatilaka left unconscious inside a well while attempting to retrieve a water bucket this morning.
Later two other residents have abseiled the well for Swarnatilake’s help, and they were also left unconscious inside the well.
At that moment, neighbours who gathered at the scene rescued the three from the well but Swarnatilaka was already dead.
Later one of the two residents who went down the well to rescue the airman died on admission to hospital.
Pix by - Dambulla Kanchana Kumara Ariyadasa
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