Laggala embankment collapses, two killed

Published : 8:41 am  February 27, 2017 | No comments so far |  | 


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By Thilanka Kanakarathna and M.W.Somarathna
Two people had been killed and two others injured following an earth embankment collapse at the work site of the Moragahakanda -Kaluganga Project in Laggala, Matale yesterday morning, the Police said.

DM_20170227_A001-37One of the victims, an excavator operator who was in critical condition succumbed to his injuries on admission to the Laggala hospital. Police said that a Backhoe operator who was injured in the accident was also admitted to the same hospital.  

Another two were rescued after an eight hour search operation, however, the rescued backhoe operator died soon after being admitted to the Dambulla hospital.  

Four teams attached to the Army Commando unit were deployed to handle the rescue operation that lasted eight hours to search for the other injured survivors.