5 youth on Sri Pada pilgrimage drown in Mahaweli River

Friday, 22 February 2013 - 19:01

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The Police Media Unit says that five youth have drowned in Gampola, in the Mahaweli river today.

 

According to police the five youth had drowned while bathing near a suspension bridge.

 

The youth were dragged down by strong currents and drowned.

 

The group had been on a pilgrimage to Sri Pada when tragedy struck.