Abnormal drift of water carries 5 members of Management of Hanwella garment factory
A tragic incident was once suggested of five officers of the government grade of Hanwella garment manufacturing facility who went to have a tub at Daluk oya in Kosgama area, Panwila were carried away by way of a unexpected surge of water which accompanied day-before-yesterday’s (7) torrential rains and were subsequently drowned to death.
This group which consisted of 19 individuals had arrived in Panwila, Kosgama day-before-yesterday (7) and had lodged in the same location and had later set off to have a tub round 2 in the afternoon at
Daluk oya which is a department of Hulu ganga when they had met with this tragedy.
This team were 19 officers of the govt grade from a garment manufacturing facility in Hanwella and they had joined in this day out due to the fact of the annual holidays. Even even though the caretakers of the lodging region had constantly recommended two the crowd not to get down to the movement because of the rainy climate conditions, they had replied saying that they would solely from the banks of the oya and had set off with these words. At the time this incident took location though there used to be a rainy climate condition prevailing, there had been no impending symptoms of rain as such. However, with the heavy downpour which fell on Horton Plains a massive surge of water which came down suddenly this tragedy would have resulted, these close by had commented. An elderly individual in the vicinity stated that he had in no way viewed such a surge of water in Daluk oya which had a heavy slope. He similarly said that that heavy drift of water used to be virtually over four feet in height. With the gush of water two young guys and three young ladies had been cornered by a giant rock which stood in the middle of the circulation whilst the rest of the crowd had obtained ashore to the south bank, villagers said. Eye-witnesses advised that when waters of the oya started out rising, any other big surge of water had gushed in masking the rock and the crew who had been cornered at the centre of the rock had then been immediately washed away.
Within the space of a few minutes the community police unit and villagers who arrived on the scene though had tried to rescue the victims, the gush of water in the oya has emerge as a stumbling block for their efforts, police say. Villagers also said that our bodies of the victims who have been carried away in the oya which consisted of heavy slopes and giant rocks may have encountered severe harm in the process.
Senerath Silva who made an try to rescue the crew who have been consequently drowned had this to say: “We came to hear of a team who had long gone to bathe been carried away. Some of us went there. Initially we came across a lady body. After that the flow of water began to escalate. Subsequently when the waters receded, we managed to find the different body”. Bodies of the lifeless victims had been recovered at two areas about a kilometre away from where the incident took region only two hours after the incident. Two other our bodies were found shut to the access entrance of a personal hydraulic station mounted on the Hulu ganga and villagers say that the three different lifeless bodies were recovered about 500 metres away stuck inside between two rocks, villagers said.
The 5 useless victims were Sherline Andrea (26) from Ampitiya, Kandy, Gajana Sivanathan (26) dwelling in Moratuwa, Nushan Niyas (27) from Ratmalana, Manjula Susil (30) and Madushan Priyankara Premakumara (28) of Kirindiwela. Mr. Norman Costa,Inquirer into Sudden Deaths of Pathadumbara, Udagampaha Korale visited the scene of the incident and because of this directed the five useless our bodies to the expert consultant of Kandy hospital. Panwila police are conducting further investigations.