Five youth drown in Nawalapitiya

Five youth drowned in Nawalapitiya, in the Mahaweli river today, the police media unit said.

The police said that the five youth had drowned while bathing near a suspension bridge.

The youth were dragged down by strong currents and drowned, the police media unit said.

A group of 12 people had gone to Adams Peak today and while returning to Gampola they had decided to go for a swim.

The police said that the victims were aged between 25 and 30 years.