Two killed after being trapped in gem mine
Two persons have been killed after being trapped in a gem mine in the Weralupitiya area in Avissawella.
It was revealed that the duo had visited the gem mine to inquire regarding a power outage that took place during the heavy rain at around 07 a.m. yesterday (27) and had gotten trapped inside.
The bodies of the deceased were transported to the Avissawella Hospital.
The Police stated that while it was reported that it is a gem mine that was being operated by the National Gem and Jewellery Authority, investigations in this regard are being carried out.
An inquiry is underway to determine the cause of death of the two victims and the postmortem of the two bodies will be conducted today.
Police Media Spokesman DIG Ajith Rohana stated that the victims were aged 41 and 45 and were residents of Dehiowita