8-year-old dies in domestic fire in Weligama
By Naalir Jamaldeen
An 8-year-old girl tragically died in a fire that broke out in the house she was living in.
Weligama Police yesterday (1) said this incident took place on the night of 30 November in Weligama area.
Preliminary investigations revealed that a sudden fire had broken out in a room of this house and had spread to the roof causing burning rafters to collapse on the victim resulting in her critical injuries.
The Police added that her grandmother and sister had been rescued to safety by neighbours. However, the fire had been doused by the Weligama and Matara fire brigades that arrived on the scene.
The cause for the fire is yet to be determined. Weligama Police are inquiring into this incident.