3 members of same family missing after boat capsizes in Kalu River

Sunday, 02 June 2013 - 13:40


Three persons have been reported missing after a boat capsized in the Kalu Ganga in the Malwala area in Ratnapura.


According to Acting Police Media Spokesperson SSP Prishantha Jayakodi the boat had toppled this morning.


Out of the 10 people who were onboard at the time of the incident, seven have been rescued.


SSP Jayakodi went on to say that the three missing persons are of the same family and search operations have commenced to rescue the missing victims.


The incident had taken place when the group was returning after attending a funeral in the Malwala area.


The victims are residents of Negombo.


The Department of Meteorology states that showers may be experienced in the Western, Sabaragamuwa, Central & Southern regions of the island today.


The Department of Meteorology has called upon the public to take precautions to minimise the damages caused by lightning as showers or thundershowers are expected today as well.


Duty Meteorologist at the Met. Department Pabodini Karunapala said fairly heavy rains and strong winds are expected in certain parts of the country due to the South Western monsoon.



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