10-year old drowns in flood waters in Batticaloa

[TamilNet, Saturday, 15 January 2011, 14:01 GMT]
Ten year old student Mohamed Jaufer Suhail was washed away by rising flood waters in a river in Ea'raavoor in Batticaloa district on Thursday evening, sources in Batticaloa said. Mohamed's body was found in a shrub along the bank of a river in Ea'raavoor Friday morning. Mohamed and his friends were playing close to a bridge in the area and got caught in the current of the flood water, sources said.

Batticaloa district is still experiencing rain and land routes to villages Poaratheevup-pattu, Paddippazhai, Vavu'natheevu and Vaakarai in Paduvaankarai area from the Batticaloa town are still impassable due to flood water.


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