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Five drown in seas off Dikkowita

A group of five inclusive of a 14-year-old boy drowned in the seas off Dikkowita in the Wattala Police division on Saturday evening.  

According to the Police Media Unit, the Wattala Police had taken immediate steps to rescue the victims soon after they had received information that some persons who had gone for a sea bath were in distress. However, the victims were pronounced dead on admission to the Government Hospital in Ragama.  

The group which comprised two girls aged 16 and 20, a woman aged 30 and the teenage boy, were relatives. They were residents of Pubudugama, Uswetakeiyawa, Hali Ela, and Badulla.  

The bodies of the victims are at the mortuary of the Government Hospital in Ragama for the postmortems to be conducted.    

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