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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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  • Dushy Ranetunge Tuesday, 11 September 2012 02:07 AM

    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.

    Spartacus Tuesday, 11 September 2012 02:08 AM

    Just one word to comment on such accidents, "idiots".

    Care Monday, 10 September 2012 11:37 AM

    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.

    Nalin Monday, 10 September 2012 11:48 AM

    When suitable officers do not supervise work precautions are not taken. Innocent people pay with their lives and limbs.

    CW Monday, 10 September 2012 11:46 AM

    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.

    RIP Monday, 10 September 2012 12:15 PM

    May they rest in peace & hopefully govt should take care of their dependants.

    Hussain Tuesday, 11 September 2012 07:43 AM

    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.

    Asela Monday, 10 September 2012 12:20 PM

    Why couldn't they simply use an excavator to do this. Poor fellows.

    SHAN NALLIAH Tuesday, 11 September 2012 08:24 AM

    REMEMBER BAD KARMA IN MULLIVAIKAAL..THAT WILL FOLLOW!

    Adil Monday, 10 September 2012 01:04 PM

    Very Sad News.
    Need more Safety arrangements in work side.

    Azeem Monday, 10 September 2012 01:41 PM

    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.

    Crazy Monday, 10 September 2012 08:39 AM

    Hope everyone is ok without serious hurts

    Jeevan Monday, 10 September 2012 06:26 PM

    This is why you need technicians to do soil test and all and to prevent disasters.

    Murshid Monday, 10 September 2012 08:53 AM

    They were doing illegal gem mining for the benefir of top commanders wasting tax payers money. This is a punishment from God.

    Union Monday, 10 September 2012 07:51 PM

    Work of LTTE?

    DHA Monday, 10 September 2012 09:55 AM

    My Heartfelt condolences for the six who have died.....RIP brothers......

    bandula Monday, 10 September 2012 09:58 AM

    you may be on to something real

    Lal.Fernando. Monday, 10 September 2012 08:43 PM

    Please follow strict safety regulations, if there is any in Sri Lanka. May those who lost their lives rest in peace.

    para chingala naai Monday, 10 September 2012 09:17 PM

    excllent news. hope it's more frequent. primitive savage animals should be exterminated.

    Engineer Monday, 10 September 2012 09:30 PM

    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 .

    jacoob Monday, 10 September 2012 09:42 PM

    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 !!

    patana Monday, 10 September 2012 09:53 AM

    How ironic.

    Poddak Danimi Monday, 10 September 2012 11:08 PM

    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.

    Dhammaloka Monday, 10 September 2012 10:08 AM

    Read again my son. Six killed and 2 hospitalized.

    Gem Monday, 10 September 2012 10:24 AM

    So stupid u re.. Find out more about the actual situ if u ever decide to reply to me..

    Normal Citizen Tuesday, 11 September 2012 06:13 AM

    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.

    Subbiah Monday, 10 September 2012 10:33 AM

    May be because of failure to adhere to 'safety rules'

    Charmaine Tuesday, 11 September 2012 01:22 AM

    Heartfelt condolences to the families and may they Rest In Peace


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