Body of landslide victim recovered from rubble in Ginigathhena

19 July 2019 - 123   - 0

The body of a 64-year old man trapped under the rubble of a shop due to a landslide in Ginigathhena was recovered this morning.

Mohamed Jamaldeen, 64, a stationery shop owner, was reported to have been missing after a landslide damaged 10 houses in the area. His remains have been sent to the Nawalapitiya hospital for a post-mortem examination.

The National Building Research Organisation had yesterday issued landslide warnings to several districts after heavy rains and winds battered the island yesterday.

Meanwhile, a portion of the Kandy road in Ginigathhena has been closed for traffic as a safety precaution from landslides.

(Pics by G Krishanthan)

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