|Watery end to family on
holiday; only one survives
By M. I. M. S. Anwar,
our Digamadulla Corr.
Six people were killed and one escaped with injuries
when a vehicle ran off the road and fell into the
river at a bridge along the Batticaloa - Polonnaruwa
road on Friday night.
Dr. Mohammed Ashik, working in Oman was travelling
to Colombo with his family and friends after
spending his vacation in his hometown Maruthamunai,
Kalmunai to get back to Oman and the van they were
travelling in skidded and plunged into the water.
Dr. Ashik escaped with injuries while the other six
passengers drowned. The body of five-year-old Reamy
is still missing and search operations are
continuing. The dead were identified as Shakira
(35), Kadhijaumma (64), Jehan (32), Inshab (12) and
the wife of the doctor 30 year- old teacher Suhadha.