7 drowned, 3 missing, vehicle plunges into Kelani river

[TamilNet, Monday, 29 October 2007, 16:09 GMT]
Seven Tamil civilians were drowned, three reported missing and four wounded when their vehicle returning after sending off a person at Katunayake International Airport, plunged into Kelani river at Kitulgala around 4:30 p.m. Monday, Police said.

The passengers had come from Maskeliya in the Up-Country, Police said.

The accident has occurred during bad weather at Kitulgala where the Academy Award-winning World War II film, The Bridge on the River Kwai, was filmed.

Divers have been sent to the location to locate the drowned and the missing persons.

 

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