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Five dead after van falls into lake in Kataragama

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A child of around five years of age was the only survivor from a group of six persons after a van they were traveling in veered off the road and fell into the Detagamuwa tank in Kataragama early this morning, police said.

The group, who are residents of Kandy, had been traveling in the van on the Kataragama-Tissa road when the incident occurred.

Two women, a 12-year-old girl and two men who were in the van were all killed as a result of the tragedy. The five-year-old who was rescued, is currently receiving treatment in hospital.

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