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Video: Schoolgirl drowns in water-filled drain

16 October 2015 07:16 am - 6     - {{hitsCtrl.values.hits}}

A 17-year-old school girl has drowned after falling into a wayside drain which was overflowing with rain water at Nittawela in Kandy today, Police said.

They said the girl, who was accompanied by four of her friends, had fallen into the drain while on her way home. The Police had recovered her body some 800 meters away near the Elephant Bathing spot at Katugastota.

The victim, identified as Mohommad Sahabdeen Fathima Azraa, was a resident of Mosque Road in Katugastota. Katugastota police are conducting further investigations. (Nadeeka Dayabandara)


  Comments - 6

  • ibadun Friday, 16 October 2015 02:10 PM

    This is what the issues everywhere the authorities keep open drains and no caution mark placed in many places after one drill the same place ...

    Mm Friday, 16 October 2015 02:37 PM

    Many roads in Sri Lankan and payments are death traps and have pot holes so big that even a car can disappears into.

    Mm Friday, 16 October 2015 03:03 PM

    Many roads abs pavements in Sri Lanka are death traps and have pot holes so big even a car can disappear into.

    A.A Saturday, 17 October 2015 03:19 PM

    Jst shows what an not so "wonderful" job our goverment is sad....she had apparantly died on her birthday....

    jolly bird Friday, 16 October 2015 04:38 PM


    sri Friday, 16 October 2015 05:42 PM

    This is very sad. This incident happened due to ignorance of the local authority. Deepest sympathies to the bereaved family. Local authorities in all the districts should take action necessary actions to rectify this type of drainage out problems to avoid this type of incidents in future.

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