In a tragic turn of events, a 14-year-old student died after falling into a storm drain in Vehera, Kurunegala yesterday (5).
The student, who was returning home after school, had fallen into the storm drain along the flooded road.
Locals, Police and the Army launched a search party to rescue the student.
The student was found trapped in the drain after one and a half hours of searching and was rushed to the Kurunegala Teaching Hospital where he later passed away.
The deceased was a Grade 9 student of Maliyadeva Model School in Kurunegala.
By Aloka Kasturiarachchi