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Photos: Earth mound collapse on soldiers

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 Several soldiers attached to the Diyatalawa Army camp, were hospitalized after a mound of earth collapsed on them a short while ago, Army said.

Six soldiers out of eight who were trapped inside an earth mound at Diyatalawa army camp premises were killed and the other two were admitted to Diyatalawa hospital.
 
The tragedy had occurred while they were excavating a hillside to construct a building in the Diyatalawa Army camp around 1 pm. (Text and Pix by Palitha Ariyawansa)






 


 
 

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-88+34 # Crazy 2012-09-10 14:09
Hope everyone is ok without serious hurts
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-3+111 # Dhammaloka 2012-09-10 15:38
Read again my son. Six killed and 2 hospitalized.
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-55+87 # Care 2012-09-10 17:07
It is disturbing to know that we have lost great six brave sons of Mother Lanka. Heartfelt condolences to grieved families. May God bless the grieved family with courage to bear this irreparable loss and return back to normalcy.
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-9+42 # Huna 2012-09-10 22:56
dont know why there so many thumbs downs to your post
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-2+23 # rashmi 2012-09-11 01:47
They are unpatriotic !
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-122+78 # Murshid 2012-09-10 14:23
They were doing illegal gem mining for the benefir of top commanders wasting tax payers money. This is a punishment from God.
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-37+27 # bandula 2012-09-10 15:28
you may be on to something real
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-33+38 # Gem 2012-09-10 15:54
So stupid u re.. Find out more about the actual situ if u ever decide to reply to me..
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-28+15 # patana 2012-09-10 15:23
How ironic.
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-32+58 # DHA 2012-09-10 15:25
My Heartfelt condolences for the six who have died.....RIP brothers......
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-4+63 # Subbiah 2012-09-10 16:03
May be because of failure to adhere to 'safety rules'
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-37+35 # CW 2012-09-10 17:16
Pls pls pls, Do not try to score cheep points . 6 brave sons have perished. My heartfelt condolences. May you all attain the supreme bliss of Nibbana. Defence must investigate and punish all responsible.
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-4+46 # Nalin 2012-09-10 17:18
When suitable officers do not supervise work precautions are not taken. Innocent people pay with their lives and limbs.
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-21+23 # RIP 2012-09-10 17:45
May they rest in peace & hopefully govt should take care of their dependants.
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-6+30 # Asela 2012-09-10 17:50
Why couldn't they simply use an excavator to do this. Poor fellows.
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-9+35 # Adil 2012-09-10 18:34
Very Sad News.
Need more Safety arrangements in work side.
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-30+76 # Azeem 2012-09-10 19:11
What a disaster. The army is our saviour and we least expect a calamity of this sort to befall them, May God bless and protect them.
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-7+3 # SHAN NALLIAH 2012-09-11 13:54
REMEMBER BAD KARMA IN MULLIVAIKAAL..THAT WILL FOLLOW!
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-4+19 # Jeevan 2012-09-10 23:56
This is why you need technicians to do soil test and all and to prevent disasters.
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-4+6 # Union 2012-09-11 01:21
Work of LTTE?
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-0+8 # Lal.Fernando. 2012-09-11 02:13
Please follow strict safety regulations, if there is any in Sri Lanka. May those who lost their lives rest in peace.
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-16+3 # para chingala naai 2012-09-11 02:47
excllent news. hope it's more frequent. primitive savage animals should be exterminated.
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-2+10 # Engineer 2012-09-11 03:00
This shows the knowledge of those who instructed them to do the work. Constructing a bund needs technical/engineering expertise. when you watch the fotos you can see they have tried to put more weight on loose soil above. No wonder it collapsed. people who ordered them to do this should be penalised for slaughter of humans and neglect of health and safety .
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-3+6 # jacoob 2012-09-11 03:12
Could have easily been averted . had these people obtained some technical advise from th eltte terrorsits being held in captivity as how to build an earth embankment. Mahinda chinthanaya is not good enough for these real life matters !!
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-0+6 # Poddak Danimi 2012-09-11 04:38
Sri Lanka lacks safety legislation and standards. A simple risk assesment and control measures would have certainly saved the lives of soldiers.
My sincere condolences to families of the dead.
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-2+10 # Charmaine 2012-09-11 06:52
Heartfelt condolences to the families and may they Rest In Peace
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-2+11 # Dushy Ranetunge 2012-09-11 07:37
my question is didn't the heroic sons of the motherland have the brains to realise that looking at the site it was inevitable that the earth would collapse. In the UK, there will be an investigation and the engineers would be prosecuted. In the heroic motherland no one is accountable and they get away with murder.
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-6+8 # Spartacus 2012-09-11 07:38
Just one word to comment on such accidents, "idiots".
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-1+8 # Normal Citizen 2012-09-11 11:43
Very sad news. Thisis what happens when you get trained soldiers to do the work of masons. We see a lot of this around the country these days. Very unfortunate. My condolences to the families of the deceased men and wish quick recovery for those in hospital.
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-1+9 # Hussain 2012-09-11 13:13
Why are some comments so callous? Six human being lost their lives, they are someone sons & brothers or even fathers. Have some respect and sympathy and not joke about a tragedy. RIP brothers.
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