Two children killed as boat overturns

Two children were killed when a boat overturned in Kuchuweli this morning, the police media unit said.

According to the police, 9 people including 8 children were on the boat at the time of the accident.

The police said that a 6 year old boy and 14 year old girl were killed after the boat got damaged and overturned.

Villagers had managed to rescue the other children, the police media unit said.

A 29 year old man who was also on the boat has been admitted to hospital. (Colombo Gazette)