A small boat with 11 people who were crossing a river in Kalutara, overturned this morning and one woman was later reported missing and was believed to have drowned.
The police said that the accident took place at Bollosagama in Kalutara when the boat was crossing along the ‘Kalu ganga’ river.
Rough conditions owing to the bad weather led to gushing water filling the boat forcing it to overturn.
The police said that 6 women, two school children and three men were on the boat at the time of the accident.
A 40 year old woman was later reported missing while the rest were rescued. (Colombo Gazette)