Landslide kills four in Walapone | Daily News


 

Landslide kills four in Walapone

The Walapone-Kandy main road was blocked due to an earth slip. Picture by Asela Kuruluwansa
The Walapone-Kandy main road was blocked due to an earth slip. Picture by Asela Kuruluwansa

Four people were reported dead, three of them from the same family in a landslide which occurred due to heavy rains in Walapone, Nuwara Eliya on Saturday.

Walapone police said that three of the deceased, G.G Ranbanda (50), K.H Bisomanika (45) and Kalana Pathum (17) are from the same family. Meanwhile, a relative, Dinesha Karunarathna (18) also died in the landslide.

The tragedy occurred at about 7:30 pm on Saturday when an earth mound on the Mahanuwara- Walapane Road in the Munwatta area buried their house due to the incessant rains.

District Secretary Rohana Pushpakumara along with the residents had conducted a search operation to retrieve the bodies.The Police was able to recover the missing bodies by yesterday. Steps also have been taken to evacuate three families form the nearby area.


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