The bodies of four persons killed after a van carrying seven persons had fallen into a river in Manampitiya have been recovered.
The Accident happened at around 7.30 p.m. yesterday, when the van fell into the river while plying on the Kotaleeya Canal in Manampitiya along the Colombo-Batticaloa Highway.
A group traveling from Kalmunai to the Katunayake International Airport faced this unfortunate incident. The police recovered four bodies, three females and a male. It is suspected that the others in the van may have been washed away. Only one person has saved his life. He is doctor serving in a foreign hospital. The police said the bodies were recovered by the Navy and the Police. A search is on to find the others.