The bodies of 2 people who drowned after the van they were travelling in plunged into the water after going over the Pottaliya bridge along the Polonnaruwa-Batticaloa road, were recovered a short while ago.
2 people are still reported missing.
The victims were travelling from Kalmunai to Colombo at the time of the incident. Four bodies were recovered and sent to the Polonnaruwa hospital mortuary.
7 people, including 4 women and 3 men, were traveling in the van. The sole survivor was a doctor working in the Middle East. (Sanath Desmond and K.G.Karunarathna)